The Future of Vector Databases and the Rise of Instant Updates

Louis Brandy on the Critical Need for Incremental Updates and Metadata Filtering.

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Louis Brandy is  VP of Engineering at Rockset, the real-time search and analytics database startup formed by the creators of the popular open source project, RocksDB. We discuss his early experience building large scale infrastructure to support embeddings and vector search at Meta. He described Rockset’s current vector search offering, specifically its current features and near-term roadmap. He contends that incremental updates and metadata filtering will make vector databases more powerful and versatile. We also discuss hybrid search, retrieval-augmented Large language Models, and the future of streaming architectures in the age of embeddings.

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