Airbyte, creators of the fastest-growing open-source data movement platform, today made available additional connectors for the Milvus, Qdrant and Weaviate vector databases as the destination for moving data from hundreds of data sources, which then can be accessed by artificial intelligence (AI) models.
“We were the first general-purpose data movement platform to add support for vector databases – the first to build a bridge between data movement platforms and AI,” said Michel Tricot, CEO, Airbyte. “Now, we are doubling down as our users are clamoring for more and more vector database support so they don’t have to struggle with creating custom code to bring in data; they can use the new Airbyte connector to select the data sources they want.”
Because vector databases have the ability to detect and identify relationships in data, their usage has become increasingly popular as users seek to gain more meaning from data. Vector databases are ideal for applications like recommendation systems, anomaly detection and natural language processing, and as sources for AI applications – specifically Large Language Models (LLM).
The vector database destination in Airbyte now enables users to configure the full ELT pipeline, starting from extracting records from a wide variety of sources to separating unstructured and structured data, preparing and embedding text contents of records, and finally loading them into vector databases – all through a single, user-friendly interface. These vector databases can then be accessed by LLMs. All existing advantages of the Airbyte platform are now extended to vector databases, including:
- The largest catalog of data sources that can be connected within minutes, and optimized for performance.
- Availability of the no-code connector builder that makes it possible to easily and quickly create new connectors for data integrations that addresses the “long-tail” of data sources.
- Ability to do incremental syncs to only extract changes in the data from a previous sync.
- Built-in resiliency in the event of a disrupted session moving data, so the connection will resume from the point of the disruption.
- Secure authentication for data access.
- Ability to schedule and monitor status of all syncs.
Airbyte continues to innovate and support cutting-edge technologies to empower organizations in their data integration journey. The addition of more vector database support marks another significant milestone in Airbyte’s commitment to providing powerful and efficient solutions for data integration and analysis.
Certified connectors for both Airbyte Cloud and Airbyte Open Source Software (OSS) versions are now available for Milvus, Pinecone, and Weaviate. There is a community connector for both versions of Airbyte for Qdrant, as well as a community connector for Airbyte OSS available for Chroma. More options are planned for the future.
Airbyte makes moving data easy and affordable across almost any source and destination, helping enterprises provide their users with access to the right data for analysis and decision-making. Airbyte has the largest data engineering contributor community – with more than 800 contributors – and the best tooling to build and maintain connectors.
To learn more, go to:
- Blog post, Why AI shouldn’t reinvent ETL
- Guide to set up the Chroma destination connector
- Guide to set up the Milvus destination connector
- Guide to set up the Pinecone destination connector
- Guide to set up the Qdrant destination connector
- Guide to set up the Weaviate destination connector
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