DataStax, Google partner to bring vector search to NoSQL AstraDB

DataStax is partnering with Google to bring vector search to its AstraDB NoSQL database-as-a-service in an attempt to make Apache Cassandra more compatible with AI and large language model (LLM) workloads.

Vector search, or vectorization, especially in the wake of generative AI proliferation, is seen as a key capability by database vendors as it can reduce the time required to train AI models by cutting down the need to structure data — a practice prevalent with current search technologies. In contrast, vector searches can read the required or necessary property attribute of a data point that is being queried.

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