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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. OceanBase vs. Weaviate

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonOceanBase  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA distributed, high available RDBMS compatible with Oracle and MySQLA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.46
Rank#250  Overall
#17  Search engines
Score0.92
Rank#190  Overall
#90  Relational DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#300  Overall
#20  Search engines
Websitemilvus.ioopen.oceanbase.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdopen.oceanbase.com/­docsweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperOceanBase infopreviously Alibaba and Ant GroupSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201920112017
Current release2.0, January 20223.2.3, March 20221.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoCommercial license availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, GoC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
Data schemeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric and Stringyesyes 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 indexesnoyesyes 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 APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Proprietary native API
Table API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ada infoin MySQL-compatible model
C infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
C++ infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
D infoin MySQL-compatible model
Delphi infoin MySQL-compatible model
Eiffel infoin MySQL-compatible model
Erlang infoin MySQL-compatible model
Haskell infoin MySQL-compatible model
Java infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
JavaScript (Node.js) infoin MySQL-compatible model
Objective-C infoin MySQL-compatible model
OCaml infoin MySQL-compatible model
Perl infoin MySQL-compatible model
PHP infoin MySQL-compatible model
Python infoin MySQL-compatible model
Ruby infoin MySQL-compatible model
Scheme infoin MySQL-compatible model
Tcl infoin MySQL-compatible model
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL in oracle-compatible mode, MySQL Stored Procedure in mysql-compatible modeno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by hash, key, range, range columns, list, and list columns)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using Paxosyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardOpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
MilvusOceanBaseWeaviate
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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OceanBase Database is the world’s only native distributed database that has set new...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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High Availability : The five IDCs across three sites disaster recovery solution sets...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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OceanBase Database has helped over 400 customers across industries upgrade their...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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TPC-C No.1 Performance , achieved a result of 707.35 million tpmC in the TPC-C benchmark...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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Mulan PubL v2 license for open source community edition. Commercial license for enterprise...
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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