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System Properties Comparison Snowflake vs. Weaviate

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NameSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score115.65
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#295  Overall
#21  Search engines
Websitewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Weaviate B.V.
Initial release20142019
Current release1.17, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes 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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
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 integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationOpenID Connect Discovery
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SnowflakeWeaviate
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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