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NameTypesense  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA typo-tolerant, in-memory search engine optimized for instant search-as-you-type experiences and developer productivityAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelSearch engineVector DBMS
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Score1.03
Rank#206  Overall
#14  Search engines
Score2.08
Rank#143  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitetypesense.orggithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationtypesense.org/­docsweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperWeaviate B.V.
Initial release20152019
Current release1.19, 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
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeschema-free infopre-defined schema optionalyes, 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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes 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 methodsRESTful HTTP APIGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net infocommunity maintained
Clojure infocommunity maintained
Dart infocommunity maintained
Go infocommunity maintained
Java infocommunity maintained
JavaScript
Perl infocommunity maintained
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust infocommunity maintained
Swift infocommunity maintained
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTyes
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 datanono
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
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TypesenseWeaviate
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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