Qdrant 0.10 released
Qdrant 0.10 is a new version that brings a lot of performance improvements, but also some new features which were heavily requested by our users. Here is an overview of what has changed.
Storing multiple vectors per object
Previously, if you wanted to use semantic search with multiple vectors per object, you had to create separate collections for each vector type. This was even if the vectors shared some other attributes in the payload. With Qdrant 0.10, you can now store all of these vectors together in the same collection, which allows you to share a single copy of the payload. This makes it easier to use semantic search with multiple vector types, and reduces the amount of work you need to do to set up your collections.
Batch vector search
Previously, you had to send multiple requests to the Qdrant API to perform multiple non-related tasks. However, this can cause significant network overhead and slow down the process, especially if you have a poor connection speed. Fortunately, the new batch search feature allows you to avoid this issue. With just one API call, Qdrant will handle multiple search requests in the most efficient way possible. This means that you can perform multiple tasks simultaneously without having to worry about network overhead or slow performance.
Built-in ARM support
To make our application accessible to ARM users, we have compiled it specifically for that platform. If it is not compiled for ARM, the device will have to emulate it, which can slow down performance. To ensure the best possible experience for ARM users, we have created Docker images specifically for that platform. Keep in mind that using a limited set of processor instructions may affect the performance of your vector search. Therefore, we have tested both ARM and non-ARM architectures using similar setups to understand the potential impact on performance .
Qdrant is a vector database that allows you to quickly search for the nearest neighbors. However, you may need to apply additional filters on top of the semantic search. Up until version 0.10, Qdrant only supported keyword filters. With the release of Qdrant 0.10, you can now use full-text filters as well. This new filter type can be used on its own or in combination with other filter types to provide even more flexibility in your searches.