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System Properties Comparison Pinecone vs. StarRocks vs. YugabyteDB

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NamePinecone  Xexclude from comparisonStarRocks  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA managed, cloud-native vector databaseAn open source, high-performance columnar analytical database that enables real-time, multi-dimensional, and highly concurrent data analytics infoForked from Apache DorisHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelVector DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.23
Rank#92  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score0.93
Rank#198  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score2.63
Rank#109  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.pinecone.iowww.starrocks.iowww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewdocs.starrocks.io/­en-us/­latest/­introduction/­StarRocks_introdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperPinecone Systems, IncThe Linux Foundation infosince Feb 2023Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release201920202017
Current release3.3, June 20242.19, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, JavaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateString, Number, Booleanyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
MySQL protocol
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesPythonJavaC
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by range and hash)Hash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole based access control and fine grained access rightsyes
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Specific characteristicsYugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesPostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosSystems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Market metrics2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0 license for the database
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