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DBMS > Milvus vs. SwayDB vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. SwayDB vs. Titan

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.38
Rank#257  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitemilvus.ioswaydb.iotitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperSimer PlahaAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release201920182012
Current release1.0, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlynoyes
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 indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic execution of operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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