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System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. Weaviate

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)A cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engine
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Score3.91
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websiterocksdb.orggithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikiweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release20132017
Current release7.1.1, April 20221.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Go
Data schemeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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RocksDBWeaviate
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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Weaviate, an ANN Database with CRUD support
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