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NameSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelWide column storeVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score0.01
Rank#388  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score2.08
Rank#143  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
github.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperAlex KashirinWeaviate B.V.
Initial release20202019
Current release0.5, April 20211.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes 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 indexesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
Thrift
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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SWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column DatabaseWeaviate
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. ‚Äč
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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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