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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. TimescaleDB vs. Trafodion

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.37
Rank#264  Overall
#18  Search engines
Score4.79
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#246  Overall
#118  Relational DBMS
Websitemilvus.iowww.timescale.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.timescale.comtrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperTimescaleApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release201920172014
Current release2.0, January 20222.6.0, February 20222.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++, GoCC++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric and Stringnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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With over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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