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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. RocksDB vs. STSdb

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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)Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.66
Rank#244  Overall
#16  Search engines
Score4.43
Rank#88  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score0.15
Rank#345  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitemilvus.iorocksdb.orggithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release201920132011
Current release2.2, November 20227.3.1, June 20224.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, GoC++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
LinuxWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateVector, Numeric and Stringnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono
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MilvusRocksDBSTSdb
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 Oct 2022, 14k+ GitHub stars 2M+ downloads and installations 1000+ 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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