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System Properties Comparison Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Weaviate vs. XTDB

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NameOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used in-process key-value storeAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.A general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Vector DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.01
Rank#126  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#153  Overall
#6  Vector DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#332  Overall
#46  Document stores
Websitewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­berkeleydb.htmlgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
github.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
www.xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviatewww.xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleWeaviate B.V.Juxt Ltd.
Initial release199420192019
Current release18.1.40, May 20201.19, May 20231.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate EnterpriseOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)GoClojure
Server operating systemsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interfaceschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy referencesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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 editionnono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableGraphQL is used as query languagelimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP REST
JDBC
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
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyes infoonly for the SQL APInono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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Oracle Berkeley DBWeaviateXTDB infoformerly named Crux
Specific characteristicsWeaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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Competitive advantagesFlexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosAs a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customersAll companies that have data. ‚Äč
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Market metricsAs of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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