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NameOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used in-process key-value storeA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Search engine
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Score3.05
Rank#106  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#281  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release19942017
Current release18.1.40, May 20201.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)Go
Server operating systemsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes 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.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyes infoonly for the SQL APIno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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Oracle Berkeley DBWeaviate
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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