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· 10 min read
Yingfeng Zhang

"Is Infinity just another vector database? Since there are already many vector databases available, why bother creating another one from scratch?" "Traditional databases can easily incorporate vector search capabilities, so why reinvent the wheel?" "Elasticsearch already has decent support for what you refer to as multiple recall. Then, what sets Infinity apart?"

· 15 min read
Yingfeng Zhang

On January 4, 2024, CMU professor Andy Pavlo, known for his acclaimed database lectures, published his 2023 database review, primarily focusing on the rise of vector databases. 2023 saw notable advancements in this field with significant investments made in April. By 2023Q3, vector databases were used as external memory for large language models. In 2023Q4, this approach started to gain popularity and became widely known as Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG), with some even predicting that 2024 would be the "Year of RAG." Drawing from Andy's viewpoints and the challenges facing RAG, we would like to provide our own evaluation of the future prospects for vector databases.