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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. Pinecone vs. Qdrant

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  Xexclude from comparisonQdrant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA managed, cloud-native vector databaseA high-performance vector database with neural network or semantic-based matching
Primary database modelVector DBMSVector DBMSVector DBMS
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Score3.12
Rank#89  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Score3.13
Rank#88  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score1.26
Rank#163  Overall
#7  Vector DBMS
Websitemilvus.iowww.pinecone.iogithub.com/­qdrant/­qdrant
qdrant.tech
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewqdrant.tech/­documentation
DeveloperPinecone Systems, IncQdrant
Initial release201920192021
Current release2.4.4, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, GoRust
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
hostedDocker
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateVector, Numeric and StringString, Number, BooleanNumbers, Strings, Geo, Boolean
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 indexesnoyes infoKeywords, numberic ranges, geo, full-text
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIgRPC
OpenAPI 3.0
RESTful HTTP/JSON API infoOpenAPI 3.0
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Python.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCollection-level replication
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
Eventual Consistency, tunable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole based access control and fine grained access rightsKey-based authentication
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MilvusPineconeQdrant
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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