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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. Weaviate

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engine
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Score0.37
Rank#262  Overall
#17  Search engines
Score0.13
Rank#306  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitemilvus.iogithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release20192017
Current release2.0, January 20221.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++, GoGo
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric and Stringyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
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
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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 controlnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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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 scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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A ll companies that have data. ‚Äč
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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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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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