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DBMS > RethinkDB vs. SwayDB vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison RethinkDB vs. SwayDB vs. Weaviate

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NameRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score3.23
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.12
Rank#313  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Score0.20
Rank#292  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websiterethinkdb.comswaydb.iogithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationrethinkdb.com/­docswww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Simer PlahaSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release200920182017
Current release2.4.1, August 20201.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ScalaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometrynoyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 indexesyesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
TriggersClient-side triggers through changefeedsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding inforange basednoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsAtomic execution of operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMVCC basedyesyes
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 controlyes infousers and table-level permissionsnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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