Category: Application Design

Hybrid Search: An Overview

Hybrid Search: An Overview

What is Hybrid Search? Hybrid search typically refers to a search approach that combines multiple search methodologies or technologies to provide more comprehensive and accurate results. In the context of information retrieval, hybrid search often involves blending traditional keyword-based searching...

A Java Microservices Overview

A Java Microservices Overview

In the last decade, microservices have changed how developers and organizations build and ship applications. According to Stack Overflow’s 2023 Developer Survey, nearly 49% of software professionals use microservices daily. To further understand how microservices have risen in popularity, we’ll...

What are Foundation Models? (Plus Types and Use Cases)

What are Foundation Models? (Plus Types and Use Cases)

What is a Foundation Model? A foundation model is a powerful type of artificial intelligence (AI) trained on massive amounts of general data, allowing it to tackle a broad range of tasks. Foundation models, such as OpenAI’s GPT (Generative Pre-trained...

Column-Store vs. Row-Store: What’s The Difference?

Column-Store vs. Row-Store: What’s The Difference?

When’s the last time you used a database? Most of us are so accustomed to user-friendly interfaces like TikTok, bank apps, and work programs that we don’t realize we’re interacting with databases all the time. We’re even less inclined to...

Learning on the Couch with FreeCodeCamp: Version Control – Git + GitHub

Learning on the Couch with FreeCodeCamp: Version Control – Git + GitHub

If you’d like to watch this blog live, here is a video of Nyah Macklin & Jessica Rose walking through the process of installing Git and setting up a GitHub account. Watch below or read on. In our last post,...

Differences Between Serverless vs. Cloud Computing

Differences Between Serverless vs. Cloud Computing

Overview of Serverless Computing and Cloud Computing This blog post will discuss the main differences between serverless and cloud computing, their advantages and disadvantages, and their primary use cases. Keep reading to learn which type of computing is the best...

API vs. SDK: Breaking Down the Differences (Plus Examples)

API vs. SDK: Breaking Down the Differences (Plus Examples)

This blog post will discuss what APIs and SDKs are, the differences between them, how developers use them, and situations in which you would benefit from choosing one over the other. What is an API? The traditional definition of an...

A Guide to Vector Search

A Guide to Vector Search

What is Vector Search? Developers are flocking to vector search to make their applications more adaptive to their users. As the term search implies, vector search is for finding and comparing objects using a concept known as vectors. Put simply,...

Tyler Mitchell February 26, 2024
An Overview of Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG)

An Overview of Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG)

What Is Retrieval-Augmented Generation? There’s no doubt that large language models (LLMs) have transformed natural language processing, but at times, they can be inconsistent, random, or even plain wrong in the responses they deliver to a prompt. While this can...

Caroline Kerns February 21, 2024
What are Vector Embeddings?

What are Vector Embeddings?

Vector embeddings are a critical component in machine learning that convert “high-dimensional” information, such as text or images, into a structured vector space. This process enables the ability to process and identify related data more effectively by representing it as...

Matthew Groves February 20, 2024
Data Analysis Methods: Qualitative vs. Quantitative

Data Analysis Methods: Qualitative vs. Quantitative

Data analysis is a crucial step in extracting meaningful insights from collected data. Two common approaches to analyzing data are qualitative and quantitative analysis. Each method offers different techniques for interpreting and understanding your findings. This blog post will further...

Couchbase Product Marketing February 13, 2024
A Guide to Generative AI Development

A Guide to Generative AI Development

This blog post will provide you with insights and best practices for developing generative AI solutions. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a clear understanding of what generative AI entails, how it works, use cases, benefits, required tech...

Couchbase Product Marketing January 23, 2024