Season 3

S3EP22: Vector Databases in the AI Tech Stack

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S3EP22: Vector Databases in the AI Tech Stack
February 28, 2024

S3EP22: Vector Databases in the AI Tech Stack

This episode features an interview between Bill Pfeifer and Dr. Vivien Dollinger, CEO at ObjectBox

Dr. Vivien Dollinger

Dr. Vivien Dollinger

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Episode Transcript

Why are vector databases important at the edge? In this episode, Bill sits down with Dr. Vivien Dollinger, CEO at ObjectBox, to discuss the growing significance of vector databases in the AI tech stack and how this will impact the future of edge computing.

Key Quotes:

“Vector databases are an essential piece of the AI tech stack and will become even more so.”

“We will see more infrastructure software for edge computing coming up to empower the market to really make the edge as easy as the cloud.”

“I believe there will be more data staying in the edges, residing in edges, than on the cloud. But this is going to take time.”

“This whole terminology around edge computing and edge is not doing edge computing a favor.”

(06:54) What are vector databases? (excel ata similarity search)

(11:30) What makes it an edge vector database?

(16:43) Data sync and future of data management at the edge

(20:05) What are people doing with the data

(24:30) connections between edge computing and sustainability

(28:30) The future of edge AI data management

(36:00) What’s exciting about edge over the next couple of years?


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Over the Edge is hosted by Bill Pfeifer, and was created by Matt Trifiro and Ian Faison. Executive producers are Matt Trifiro, Ian Faison, Jon Libbey and Kyle Rusca. The show producer is Erin Stenhouse. The audio engineer is Brian Thomas. Additional production support from Elisabeth Plutko.


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