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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. OpenQM vs. TimescaleDB

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelVector DBMSMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score2.31
Rank#113  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#298  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score4.64
Rank#71  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitemilvus.iowww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-multivalue-application-development-platform/­rocket-open-qmwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.timescale.com
DeveloperRocket Software, originally Martin PhillipsTimescale
Initial release201919932017
Current release2.3.4, January 20243.4-122.15.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++, GoC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infowith some exceptionsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateVector, Numeric and Stringnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole based access control and fine grained access rightsAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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MilvusOpenQM infoalso called QMTimescaleDB
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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