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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. Snowflake

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelVector DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.81
Rank#144  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitemilvus.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20192014
Current release2.3.4, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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
hosted
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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 indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes
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
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole based access control and fine grained access rightsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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MilvusSnowflake
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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