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Day: February 29, 2024

Couchbase adds vector search to database platform

Couchbase, Inc. cloud database platform company, introduced vector search as a new feature in Couchbase Capella Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) and Couchbase Server to help businesses bring to market a new adaptive applications that engage users in a hyper-personalized and contextualized way. The new feature offers vector search optimized for running onsite, across clouds, to mobile and IoT devices at the edge, so organizations can run adaptive applications anywhere.

While vector-only databases aim to solve the challenges of processing and storing data for LLMs, having multiple standalone solutions adds complexity to the enterprise IT stack and slows application performance. Couchbase’s multipurpose capabilities deliver a simplified architecture to improve the accuracy of LLM results. Couchbase also makes it easier and faster for developers to build such applications with a single SQL++ query using the vector index, removing the need to use multiple indexes or products. With vector search as a feature across all Couchbase products, customers gain:

  • Similarity and hybrid search, combining text, vector, range and geospatial search capabilities in one.
  • RAG to make AI-powered applications more accurate, safe and timely.
  • Enhanced performance because all search patterns can be supported within a single index to lower response latency.

IBM announces availability of open-source Mistral AI Model on watsonx 

IBM announced the availability of the popular open-source Mixtral-8x7B large language model (LLM), developed by Mistral AI, on its watsonx AI and data platform, as it continues to expand capabilities to help clients innovate with IBM’s own foundation models and those from a range of open-source providers.

The addition of Mixtral-8x7B expands IBM’s open, multi-model strategy to meet clients where they are and give them choice and flexibility to scale enterprise AI solutions across their businesses.

Mixtral-8x7B was built using a combination of Sparse modeling — a technique that finds and uses only the most essential parts of data to create more efficient models — and the Mixture-of-Experts technique, which combines different models (“experts”) that specialize in and solve different parts of a problem. The Mixtral-8x7B model is widely known for its ability to rapidly process and analyze vast amounts of data to provide context-relevant insights.

This week, IBM also announced the availability of ELYZA-japanese-Llama-2-7b, a Japanese LLM model open-sourced by ELYZA Corporation, on watsonx. IBM also offers Meta’s open-source models Llama-2-13B-chat and Llama-2-70B-chat and other third-party models on watsonx.,-Expands-Model-Choice-to-Help-Enterprises-Scale-AI-with-Trust-and-Flexibility

Flux launches full release of WordPress on decentralized platform

Flux, a global decentralized technology company specializing in cloud infrastructure, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and decentralized storage, officially launched WordPress on its platform following a successful Beta phase that commenced in February 2023, making the most popular content management system (CMS), WordPress, accessible on Flux’s decentralized infrastructure.

The backbone of this innovative offering lies in Flux’s extensive network, encompassing not only enterprise-grade nodes, but also nodes ranging from individual users to data centers, designed to guarantee peak performance for WordPress sites. This infrastructure addresses crucial web metrics such as bounce rate and conversion rates, which are significantly affected by loading speeds.

Flux’s decentralized WordPress solution offers an efficient, cost-effective, and scalable hosting option. The ease of deploying a WordPress site on Flux, demanding minimal technical expertise, ensures accessibility for a wider audience, which is reinforced by extensive support resources helping to make the technology user-friendly and empowering for all.

Key features include geolocation capabilities for optimizing site performance based on user concentration, alongside built-in redundancy to guarantee maximum availability. With a four-tiered pricing plan that competes favorably with traditional hosting services, Flux delivers web hosting for all project sizes and budgets with accessibility at its core.

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