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NamePinecone  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA managed, cloud-native vector databaseSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelVector DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score3.29
Rank#94  Overall
#2  Vector DBMS
Score19.15
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.pinecone.iospark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperPinecone Systems, IncApache Software Foundation
Initial release20192014
Current release3.5.0 ( 2.13), September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateString, Number, Booleanyes
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 indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPythonJava
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
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 controlno

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