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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. PouchDB vs. RocksDB

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.62
Rank#246  Overall
#16  Search engines
Score3.44
Rank#100  Overall
#20  Document stores
Score4.61
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Websitemilvus.iopouchdb.comrocksdb.org
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdpouchdb.com/­guidesgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201920122013
Current release2.0, January 20227.1.1, June 20197.3.1, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++, GoJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric and Stringnono
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 infovia viewsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono
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MilvusPouchDBRocksDB
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 scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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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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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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