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DBMS > Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Transbase vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Transbase vs. Weaviate

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NameMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMSAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
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Score5.71
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.15
Rank#337  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.htmlgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperMicrosoftTransaction Software GmbHWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201519872019
Current releaseV1Transbase 8.3, 20221.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree development licenseOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++Go
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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Microsoft Azure AI SearchTransbaseWeaviate
Specific characteristicsWeaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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Competitive advantagesFlexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosAs a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customersAll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsAs of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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