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DBMS > Milvus vs. Transbase vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. Transbase vs. Weaviate

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMSAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelVector DBMSRelational DBMSVector DBMS
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Score2.31
Rank#113  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#341  Overall
#150  Relational DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#143  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Websitemilvus.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.htmlgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperTransaction Software GmbHWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201919872019
Current release2.3.4, January 2024Transbase 8.3, 20221.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infofree development licenseOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, GoC and C++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateVector, Numeric and Stringyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole based access control and fine grained access rightsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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MilvusTransbaseWeaviate
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Weaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Flexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosRAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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As a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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All companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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As of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack 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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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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