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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.66
Rank#244  Overall
#16  Search engines
Score3.52
Rank#98  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitemilvus.iopingcap.com
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release20192016
Current release2.2, November 20226.4.0, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
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 MilvusTiDB Cloud: Fully-managed TiDB Service. Bring everything great about TiDB to the cloud.
Implementation languageC++, GoGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infocurrently only supported in syntax
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
MilvusTiDB
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metricsAs of Oct 2022, 14k+ GitHub stars 2M+ downloads and installations 1000+ enterprise...
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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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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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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