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System Properties Comparison Milvus vs. searchxml vs. YDB

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NameMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonYDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverA distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelVector DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.78
Rank#103  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#390  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#24  Search engines
Score0.33
Rank#287  Overall
#43  Document stores
#132  Relational DBMS
Websitemilvus.iowww.searchxml.net/­category/­productsgithub.com/­ydb-platform/­ydb
ydb.tech
Technical documentationmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsydb.tech/­en/­docs
Developerinformationpartners gmbhYandex
Initial release201920152019
Current release2.4.4, May 20241.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Zilliz Cloud – Cloud-native service for Milvus
Implementation languageC++, GoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
WindowsLinux
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateVector, Numeric and Stringyesyes
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 SQLnonoSQL-like query language (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoon the application serverno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsActive-passive shard replication
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanomultiple readers, single writerACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole based access control and fine grained access rightsDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesAccess rights defined for Yandex Cloud users
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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 scenariosRAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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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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