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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Milvus vs. Riak KV

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelWide column storeVector DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
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Score4.48
Rank#75  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score2.31
Rank#113  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score4.10
Rank#82  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesmilvus.io
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdwww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latest
DeveloperMicrosoftOpenSource, formerly Basho Technologies
Initial release201220192009
Current release2.3.4, January 20243.2.0, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++, GoErlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesVector, Numeric and Stringno
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 indexesnonorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoErlang
Triggersnonoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingnono
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesRole based access control and fine grained access rightsyes, using Riak Security
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Microsoft Azure Table StorageMilvusRiak KV
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosRAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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