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DBMS > PouchDB vs. Weaviate vs. Yaacomo

System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. Weaviate vs. Yaacomo

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparisonYaacomo  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.OpenCL based in-memory RDBMS, designed for efficiently utilizing the hardware via parallel computing
Primary database modelDocument storeVector DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.28
Rank#115  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score1.73
Rank#143  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
yaacomo.com
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperApache Software FoundationWeaviate B.V.Q2WEB GmbH
Initial release201220192009
Current release7.1.1, June 20191.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprisecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptGo
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Android
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interfaceyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy referencesyes
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 indexesyes infovia viewsyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoGraphQL is used as query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
yesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
PouchDBWeaviateYaacomo
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. ​
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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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