Dear Weaviate friend,
We had an exciting couple of weeks since the last newsletter.
We released a new version of Weaviate
, announced a new pricing model for the Weaviate Cloud Service (WCS)
, published new pieces of content (blogs and podcasts), and opened up new job opportunities.
🎉 The list of new features and improvements that went into Weaviate 1.15 was so long, that the TL;DR could have its own TL'DR. 😉
✍️ You can read all about it in the release post
, or jump straight to a specific section from the below list:
- ☁️Cloud-native backups
- Reduced memory usage
- Better control over Garbage Collector
- Faster imports for ordered data
- More efficient filtered aggregations
- Two new distance metrics
- Two new Weaviate modules
- Other improvements and bug fixes
What do you think of the latest release? Please feel free to share your thoughts and feed to this email or join the conversation on Slack
Weaviate Cloud Service (WCS)
If you have never heard of the Weaviate Cloud Service, then I have a great surprise for you. WCS allows you to spin up an instance of Weaviate in the cloud and communicate with it just like you do with locally deployed docker instances.
You can test it out with a free sandbox cluster. Head over to the Weaviate Console
, create a WCS account, and create a sandbox instance. From now on, you can communicate with your cluster via any Weaviate language client or with the REST API.
Note: Although the sandbox configuration doesn’t let you pick your modules, it comes packaged up with Hugging Face
modules. So, you can pick any of your favourite sentence transformers and query away 😉
Inspired by “pay-as-you-grow” pricing used in cloud storage, we introduced a new business model that makes it easier and more affordable for enterprises of any scale to take advantage of its Weaviate vector-search engine. Users have the option of paying a usage-based rate for search on a per-dimension basis. Pricing begins at $0.05 per million dimensions.
✍️ Parker (one of our core engineers) has been around for over 6 months. He shared his excitement and experience in using Real World Algorithms
✍️ Our in-house designer Svitlana, wrote about Building an open-source brand
- where she shares how we do it at SeMI Technologies. It is always fascinating to see the world from a designer’s point of view.
❓We are always looking for new ideas to write and talk about. Are there any topics that you are interested in that you would like us to cover? Or would you like to write something yourself? Give me a shout, I can help.
Who to follow
We have a few other updates that go with Weavaite
This version adds support for:
- the new backup modules:
- the new modules:
We would like to share the Community Solution Engineer
vacancy. This is an exciting role for anyone that likes to work with the community and loves building real-life applications. If that is you, apply here
We have other job opportunities as well. Check them out here
, who knows maybe we could work together 🤗
Thank you for reading,