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System Properties Comparison MongoDB vs. RDFox vs. TerminusDB vs. Weaviate

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NameMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDFox  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureHigh performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engineScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Document store
RDF store
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Score469.33
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#316  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
#17  RDF stores
Score0.38
Rank#284  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#281  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitewww.mongodb.comwww.oxfordsemantic.techterminusdb.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.oxfordsemantic.techterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#weaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperMongoDB, IncDataChemist Ltd.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2009201720182017
Current release6.0.1, August 20225.2, June 202110.1.4, August 20221.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nonono
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Implementation languageC++Prolog, RustGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yes infoRDF schemasyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyesyes 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 indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BInoSQL-like query language (WOQL)GraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSONRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL 1.1
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesActionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
C
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyesno
Triggersyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.Graph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Journaling Streamsyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes infoin-memory journalingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access controlOpenID Connect Discovery
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MongoDBRDFoxTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistWeaviate
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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