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System Properties Comparison Stardog vs. TerarkDB vs. Weaviate

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NameStardog  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualizationA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDBAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Key-value storeVector DBMS
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Score2.13
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score0.01
Rank#386  Overall
#61  Key-value stores
Score2.08
Rank#143  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.stardog.comgithub.com/­bytedance/­terarkdbgithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.stardog.combytedance.larkoffice.com/­docs/­doccnZmYFqHBm06BbvYgjsHHcKcweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperStardog-UnionByteDance, originally TerarkWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201020162019
Current release7.3.0, May 20201.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentscommercial inforestricted open source version availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes 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.no infoImport/export of XML data possiblenono
Secondary indexesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL ServernoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
C++ API
Java API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javanono
Triggersyes infovia event handlersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in HA-Clusternoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency in HA-ClusterEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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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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