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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelVector DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.78
Rank#103  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score3.95
Rank#80  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websitemilvus.iowww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywhere
DeveloperSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20191992
Current release2.4.4, May 202417, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Zilliz Cloud – Cloud-native service for Milvus
Implementation languageC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateVector, Numeric and Stringyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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 rightsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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MilvusSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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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