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Milvus is an ongoing open-source software (OSS) project focused on building the world’s fastest and most reliable vector database. New features inside Milvus v1.1.0 are the first of many updates to come, thanks to long-term support from the open-source community and sponsorship from Zilliz. This blog article covers the new features, improvements, and bug fixes included with Milvus v1.1.0.

New features

Like any OSS project, Milvus is a perpetual work in progress. We strive to listen to our users and the open-source community to prioritize the features that matter most. The latest update, Milvus v1.1.0, offers the following new features:

Specify partitions with `get_entity_by_id()` method calls

To further…

Milvus is an open-source vector database designed to manage massive million, billion, or even trillion vector datasets. Milvus has broad applications spanning new drug discovery, computer vision, autonomous driving, recommendation engines, chatbots, and much more.

In March, 2021 Zilliz, the company behind Milvus, released the platform’s first long-term support version-Milvus v1.0. After months of extensive testing, a stable, production ready version of the world’s most popular vector database is ready for prime time. This blog article covers some Milvus fundamentals as well as key features of v1.0.

Milvus distributions

Milvus is available in CPU-only and GPU-enabled distributions. The former relies exclusively on…

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Sound is an information dense data type. Although it may feel antiquated in the era of video content, audio remains a primary information source for many people. Despite long-term decline in listeners, 83% of Americans ages 12 or older listened to terrestrial (AM/FM) radio in a given week in 2020 (down from 89% in 2019). Conversely, online audio has seen a steady rise in listeners over the past two decades, with 62% of Americans reportedly listening to some form of it on a weekly basis according to the same Pew Research Center study.

As a wave, sound includes four properties…

MilMil is here!

Open-source communities are creative and collaborative spaces. In that vein, the Milvus open-source community recently created MilMil-a Milvus FAQ chatbot built by and for Milvus users. MilMil is available 24/7 at to answer common questions about Milvus, the world’s most advanced open-source vector database.

This question answering system not only helps solve common problems Milvus users encounter more quickly, but identifies new problems based on user submissions. MilMil’s database includes questions users have asked since the project was first released under an open-source license in 2019. Questions are stored in two collections, one for Milvus 1.x …

With the release of Milvus 2.0, the team has revamped the Milvus bootcamp. The new and improved bootcamp offers updated guides and easier to follow code examples for a variety of use cases and deployments. Additionally, this new version is updated for Milvus 2.0, a reimagined version of the world’s most advanced vector database.

Stress test your system against 1M and 100M dataset benchmarks

The benchmark directory contains 1 million and 100 million vector benchmark tests that indicate how your system will react to differently sized datasets.

Explore and build popular vector similarity search solutions

The solution directory includes the most popular vector similarity search use cases. Each use case contains a notebook solution and a docker deployable…

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by Changjian Gao and Jingjing Jia

Collaborations between open-source communities are a magical thing. Not only do passionate, intelligent, and creative volunteers keep open-source solutions innovative, they also work to bring different tools together in interesting and useful ways. Milvus, the world’s most popular vector database, and JuiceFS, a shared file system designed for cloud-native environments, were united in this spirit by their respective open-source communities. This article explains what JuiceFS is, how to build a Milvus cluster based on JuiceFS shared file storage, and the performance users can expect using this solution.

What is JuiceFS?

JuiceFS is a high-performance, open-source distributed POSIX…

With 71% of Americans getting their news recommendations from social platforms, personalized content has quickly become how new media is discovered. Whether people are searching for specific topics, or interacting with recommended content, everything users see is optimized by algorithms to improve click-through rates (CTR), engagement, and relevance. Sohu is a NASDAQ-listed Chinese online media, video, search and gaming group. It leveraged Milvus, an open-source vector database built by Zilliz, to build a semantic vector search engine inside its news app. …

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Compile time can be compounded by complex internal and external dependencies that evolve throughout the development process, as well as changes in compilation environments such as the operating system or hardware architectures. Following are common issues one may encounter when working on large-scale AI or MLOps projects:

Prohibitively long compilation — Code integration is done hundreds of times each day. With hundreds of thousands of lines of code in place, even a small change could result in a full compilation that typically takes one or more hours.

Complex compilation environment — The project code needs to be compiled under different…


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