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System Properties Comparison Pinecone vs. SwayDB vs. TypeDB

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NamePinecone  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA managed, cloud-native vector databaseAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelVector DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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Score3.16
Rank#95  Overall
#2  Vector DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#382  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score0.65
Rank#234  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#107  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.pinecone.ioswaydb.simer.autypedb.com
Technical documentationdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewtypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperPinecone Systems, IncSimer PlahaVaticle
Initial release201920182016
Current release2.26.3, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateString, Number, Booleannoyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIgRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesPythonJava
Kotlin
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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PineconeSwayDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsTypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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Competitive advantagesTypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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