MindsDB is an AI automation platform for building AI/ML powered features and applications. It works by connecting any source of data with any AI/ML model or framework and automating how real-time data flows between them.

With the MindsDB-Qdrant integration, you can now select Qdrant as a database to load into and retrieve from with semantic search and filtering.

MindsDB allows you to easily:

  • Connect to any store of data or end-user application.
  • Pass data to an AI model from any store of data or end-user application.
  • Plug the output of an AI model into any store of data or end-user application.
  • Fully automate these workflows to build AI-powered features and applications


To get started with Qdrant and MindsDB, the following syntax can be used.

WITH ENGINE = "qdrant",
    "location": ":memory:",
    "collection_config": {
        "size": 386,
        "distance": "Cosine"

The available arguments for instantiating Qdrant can be found here.

Creating a new table

  • Qdrant options for creating a collection can be specified as collection_config in the CREATE DATABASE parameters.
  • By default, UUIDs are set as collection IDs. You can provide your own IDs under the id column.
CREATE TABLE qdrant_test.test_table (
   SELECT embeddings,'{"source": "bbc"}' as metadata FROM mysql_demo_db.test_embeddings

Querying the database

Perform a full retrieval using the following syntax.

SELECT * FROM qdrant_test.test_table

By default, the LIMIT is set to 10 and the OFFSET is set to 0.

Perform a similarity search using your embeddings

SELECT * FROM qdrant_test.test_table
WHERE search_vector = (select embeddings from mysql_demo_db.test_embeddings limit 1)

Perform a search using filters

SELECT * FROM qdrant_test.test_table
WHERE `metadata.source` = 'bbc';

Delete entries using IDs

DELETE FROM qtest.test_table_6
WHERE id = 2

Delete entries using filters

DELETE * FROM qdrant_test.test_table
WHERE `metadata.source` = 'bbc';

Drop a table

 DROP TABLE qdrant_test.test_table;

Next steps

  • You can find more information pertaining to MindsDB and its datasources here.
  • Source Code