Postgres as a vector databaseCheck Reference
In the ever-evolving landscape of data storage and retrieval, vectors are emerging as the new JSON. This talk aims to explore how PostgreSQL, a database renowned for its robustness, can be transformed into a high-performance vector database using popular extensions like pgvector and cube.
The Rise of Vectors: Understand why vectors have become an essential component in modern application development, akin to how JSON revolutionized data interchange a decade ago.
Semantic Search and AI/ML: Learn how vectors are increasingly being used for semantic searches, powered by AI and machine learning algorithms, to find the most similar results in a database.
Deep Dive into pgvector and cube: Explore the features of pgvector and cube, two powerful PostgreSQL extensions that enable efficient vector storage and similarity search, complete with common distance functions and K-NN queries.
Limitations and Workarounds: Discuss the limitations of using cube for high-dimensional vectors and explore alternative techniques and extensions that can be used to overcome these challenges.
Real-world Applications: Case studies demonstrating the use of pgvector and cube in machine learning, recommendation systems, and geospatial analysis.
Performance Benchmarks: Comparative metrics showcasing the speed, scalability, and reliability of Postgres with these extensions against specialized vector databases.
Hands-On Guide: Practical tips, code snippets, and best practices for implementing pgvector and cube in your Postgres setup.
By attending this talk, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to leverage pgvector and cube to enhance Postgres' capabilities for vector computations, offering practical solutions for complex data storage and retrieval challenges.