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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Weaviate

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelWide column storeVector DBMS
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Score4.92
Rank#73  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score1.89
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperMicrosoftWeaviate B.V.
Initial release20122019
Current release1.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
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 service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 signaturesAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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Microsoft Azure Table StorageWeaviate
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. ‚Äč
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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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