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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. RocksDB

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelVector DBMSKey-value store
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Score1.47
Rank#171  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Score4.52
Rank#83  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Websitemilvus.iorocksdb.org
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.
Initial release20192013
Current release2.3.4, January 20248.10.0, December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, GoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateVector, Numeric and Stringno
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole based access control and fine grained access rightsno
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MilvusRocksDB
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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