Dave Hulbert's Today I Learned (TIL)

Vector Databases Overview

I was having a look around at vector databases to have a play with document search and realised that suddenly there's support all over the place for them, even from the big players.

ELI5: geo databases query 2 dimensional data, vector DBs query data with 1000+ dimensions. That means data can be related in many ways, such as word meaning.

A few months back it seemed like it was just tiny startups and unstable alphas if you wanted vector DBs.

I had a play with Chroma - it's very quick to get started with if you want to hack around with a vector DB and see what's possible now.