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NameWeaviate  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning modelsHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.20
Rank#292  Overall
#15  Search engines
Score1.18
Rank#161  Overall
#79  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
www.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­currentdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperSeMI Technologies B.V.Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release20172017
Current release1.0.3, January 20212.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Data schemeyes, maps to GraphQL interfacedepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy referencesyes
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 indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLGraphQL is used as query languageyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlOpenID Connect Discoveryyes
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