Gregory Maxson

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Building Gen AI with MongoDB & AI Partners: May 2024

Since I joined MongoDB last September, each month has seemed more action-packed than the last. But it’s possible that May was the busiest of all: May 2024 was a month of big milestones for MongoDB! First, we held MongoDB.local NYC on May 2, our biggest .local event so far, with 2,500 attendees from around the world. It was the first MongoDB.local event I attended since joining the company, and suffice it to say I was thrilled to meet with so many colleagues and partners in person. I was particularly excited to discuss the impact of MongoDB Atlas on the generative AI space, since we also announced the new MongoDB AI Applications Program (MAAP) in May. MongoDB’s CEO, Dev Ittycheria, on the MongoDB .Local NYC keynote stage MAAP was launched to help organizations quickly build, integrate, and deploy gen AI-enriched applications at scale. We do this by providing customers a complete package that includes strategic advisory, professional services, and a robust tech stack through MongoDB and our amazing partners: Anthropic, Anyscale, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cohere,,, Google Cloud, gravity9, LangChain, LlamaIndex, Microsoft Azure, Nomic, PeerIslands, Pureinsights, and Together AI. I really look forward to seeing how MAAP will empower customers to create secure, reliable, and high-performing gen AI applications after the program becomes publicly available in July. Stay tuned for more! And if you’re interested in hearing more about MongoDB’s approach to AI partnerships, and how MAAP will help organizations of all sizes build gen AI applications, check out my interview with theCUBE at MongoDB.local NYC alongside Benny Chen, co-founder of Upcoming AI partner events Are you in San Francisco in late June? We’re proud to sponsor the AI Engineer World’s Fair this year! Stop by the MongoDB booth to chat about gen AI development, and make sure to attend our panel “Building Your AI Stack with MongoDB, Cohere, LlamaIndex, and Together AI” on June 27. Welcoming new AI partners In addition to .local NYC and announcing MAAP in May, we also welcomed four AI partners that offer product integrations with MongoDB: Haystack, Mixpeek, Quotient AI, and Radiant. Read on to learn more about each great new partner. Haystack is an open source Python framework for building custom apps with large language models (LLMs). It allows users to try out the latest models in natural language processing (NLP) while being flexible and easy to use. “We’re excited to partner with MongoDB to help developers build top-tier LLM applications,” said Malte Pietsch, co-founder and CTO of deepset , makers of Haystack and deepset Cloud. “The new Haystack and MongoDB Atlas integration lets developers seamlessly use MongoDB data in Haystack, a reliable framework for creating quality LLM pipelines for use cases like RAG, QA, and agentic pipelines. Whether you're an experienced developer or just starting, your gen AI projects can quickly progress from prototype to adoption, accelerating value for your business and end-users." Learn more about Haystack’s MongoDBAtlasDocumentStore to improve your AI applications. Mixpeek is a multimodal indexing pipeline that gets a database ready for generative AI. It allows developers to treat an object store and a transactional database as a single entity. Ethan Steininger, founder of Mixpeek, explained the value of the MongoDB-Mixpeek integration. “With MongoDB, developers store vectors, metadata, text and all the indexes needed for hyper-targeted retrieval,” he said. “Combined with Mixpeek, they can ensure their S3 buckets and all the documents, images, video, audio and text objects are always consistent with their transactional database, accelerating the path to production by instilling confidence that multimodal RAG results will always be up-to-date." Read more about our partnership and learn how to build real-time multimodal vectors in a MongoDB cluster. Quotient AI is a solution that offers developers the capability to evaluate their AI products with specialized datasets and frameworks to accelerate the experimentation cycle. Julia Neagu, CEO of Quotient AI, highlighted the importance of our partnership. "We are excited to join forces with MongoDB and revolutionize how developers and enterprises are building AI products,” she said. “We share the common goal of helping developers get their ideas to market faster with a first-class developer experience. MongoDB Atlas scalable and versatile vector database technology complements Quotient's mission to ship high-quality, reliable AI applications through rapid, domain-specific evaluation." Learn more how Quotient AI enables evaluation and refinement of RAG-powered AI products built on MongoDB Atlas. Radiant offers a monitoring and evaluation framework for production AI use cases. Nitish Kulnani, CEO of Radiant, shared his excitement about the partnership with MongoDB to enhance the reliability of AI applications. “By combining Radiant's anomaly detection with MongoDB Atlas Vector Search, we enable developers to swiftly identify and mitigate risks, and quickly deploy high-quality AI solutions, delivering real value to customers faster,” he said. “MongoDB trusts Radiant to accelerate its own AI applications, and we're excited to deliver the same experience to MongoDB customers.'' Read more about how to deploy Radiant with MongoDB Atlas to accelerate your journey from development to production. But wait, there’s more! To learn more about building AI-powered apps with MongoDB, check out our AI Resources Hub , and stop by our Partner Ecosystem Catalog to read about our integrations with MongoDB’s ever-evolving AI partner ecosystem.

June 5, 2024

Collaborating to Build AI Apps: MongoDB and Partners at Google Cloud Next '24

From April 9 to April 11, Las Vegas became the center of the tech world, as Google Cloud Next '24 took over the Mandalay Bay Convention Center—and the convention’s spotlight shined brightest on gen AI. Check out our AI resource page to learn more about building AI-powered apps with MongoDB. Between MongoDB’s big announcements with Google Cloud (which included an expanded collaboration to enhance building, scaling, and deploying GenAI applications using MongoDB Atlas Vector Search and Vertex AI ), industry sessions, and customer meetings, we offered in-booth lightning talks with leaders from four MongoDB partners—LangChain, LlamaIndex, Patronus AI, and Unstructured—who shared valuable insights and best practices with developers who want to embed AI into their existing applications or build new-generation apps powered by AI. Developing next-generation AI applications involves several challenges, including handling complex data sources, incorporating structured and unstructured data, and mitigating scalability and performance issues in processing and analyzing them. The lightning talks at Google Cloud Next ‘24 addressed some of these critical topics and presented practical solutions. One of the most popular sessions was from Harrison Chase , co-founder and CEO at LangChain , an open-source framework for building applications based on large language models (LLMs). Harrison provided tips on fixing your retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) pipeline when it fails, addressing the most common pitfalls of fact retrieval, non-semantic components, conflicting information, and other failure modes. Harrison recommended developers use LangChain templates for MongoDB Atlas to deploy RAG applications quickly. Meanwhile, LlamaIndex —an orchestration framework that integrates private and public data for building applications using LLMs—was represented by Simon Suo , co-founder and CTO, who discussed the complexities of advanced document RAG and the importance of using good data to perform better retrieval and parsing. He also highlighted MongoDB’s partnership with LlamaIndex, allowing for ingesting data into the MongoDB Atlas Vector database and retrieving the index from MongoDB Atlas via LlamaParse and LlamaCloud . Guillaume Nozière - Patronus AI Andrew Zane - Unstructured Amidst so many booths, activities, and competing programming, a range of developers from across industries showed up to these insightful sessions, where they could engage with experts, ask questions, and network in a casual setting. They also learned how our AI partners and MongoDB work together to offer complementary solutions to create a seamless gen AI development experience. We are grateful for LangChain, LlamaIndex, Patronus AI, and Unstructured's ongoing partnership. We look forward to expanding our collaboration to help our joint customers build the next generation of AI applications. To learn more about building AI-powered apps with MongoDB, check out our AI Resources Hub and stop by our Partner Ecosystem Catalog to read about our integrations with these and other AI partners.

April 23, 2024

Collaboration for Breakfast: MongoDB and Partners Share AI Insights at AWS re:Invent

I’m old enough to remember when every tech conversation didn’t include the term “AI.” Hardly a day goes by without some mention of AI or generative AI (gen AI). But don’t just take my word for it: Google News search results for the phrase, “generative AI” have grown more than 2000% since ChatGPT was launched in November 2022. The AI excitement is more than just hype. For example, we’re seeing widespread adoption of AI across MongoDB’s tens of thousands of customers. Meanwhile, a recent GitHub survey showed 92% of developers have already incorporated gen AI into their work, and Gartner predicts that by 2027, 90% of new applications will incorporate machine learning models or services. MongoDB and our partners tapped into this excitement during AWS re:Invent. On November 29 — the same morning the company announced the integration of MongoDB Atlas Vector Search and Amazon Bedrock (and less than a week before Atlas Vector Search was made generally available ) — MongoDB held an AI-themed breakfast that reinforced the importance of partnerships during this transformative time. During the breakfast, MongoDB product leaders sat down with leaders from four of the company’s partners — Gradient, LangChain, Nomic, and Unstructured—to share insights about building the next generation of AI applications. Despite its 7 a.m. start time, the breakfast was packed with attendees from a range of industries and geographies — no small feat given re:Invent’s busy schedule — and excitement for AI was palpable. Given the broad interest in all things generative AI, organizations of all sizes want to learn how they can build the applications of tomorrow. This is where MongoDB and partners come in: MongoDB provides an integrated developer data platform that accelerates innovation by simplifying the application development process. To streamline AI innovation, MongoDB partners with organizations that offer complementary technology solutions, interoperability, flexibility, and reliability. Partnering to deliver a complete AI toolkit For example, Unstructured works with MongoDB to help organizations connect enterprise data stored in difficult formats like PDF and PNG to AI models. And the combination of MongoDB and LangChain's application framework makes it possible to build solutions that leverage proprietary company data. Meanwhile, with MongoDB Atlas Vector Search and Gradient , organizations can build, customize, and run private AI applications that leverage industry expert large language models (LLMs) to enhance performance. And last but hardly least, Nomic's tools allow users to visualize the unstructured data they store in MongoDB, to make AI more explainable and accessible. All told each partner’s offerings work with MongoDB products to create a comprehensive set of tools with which developers can build AI applications. At the breakfast, company leaders shared their thoughts on the current AI landscape, how their organizations collaborate with MongoDB, and what they see as the future of AI tools. “At AWS re:Invent, we showed how MongoDB is the best platform for building enterprise-ready generative AI apps,” said Andrew Davidson, senior vice president of product management at MongoDB. “Our powerful developer data platform — which works seamlessly with cutting-edge AI ecosystem partners to enable openly composable architecture and design — empowers developers to create compelling AI apps and experiences with greater interoperability, simplification, flexibility, and choice, pushing the boundaries of what's possible.” For example, LangChain Founding Software Engineer Jacob Lee noted that “it’s so, so early for generative AI. Most attendees at re:Invent had only just begun to consider principles and use cases for the technology. There is so much opportunity and potential impact yet to emerge that it will truly take the entire ecosystem's talents and creativity to explore it all.” “In short, the most important thing is to support each other and just keep building cool things,” said Lee. Brian Raymond, founder and CEO of Unstructured, agreed that it's very early for generative AI. "We should start seeing incremental, yet exciting, gains in the performance of multimodal foundation models as well as increased focus on smaller models that are cheaper to run at scale," Raymond added. "It's likely going to take more time to mature the emerging foundation model stack (marked by retrieval-augmented generation ) into a performant and cost-effective option for most organizations." Creating a seamless AI development experience Overall, the re:Invent breakfast conversation conversation highlighted how MongoDB and its partners are working together to create a holistic, seamless AI development experience. By working closely with partner organizations to augment its industry-leading solutions , MongoDB ensures enterprises have access to everything they need in one place to develop cutting-edge, modern AI applications that are scalable, secure, and enterprise-grade. “Gradient's mission is to democratize AI by making it more accessible to enterprises and developers,” said Chris Chang, CEO and co-founder of Gradient. “However in AI, data itself can be challenging which is why our partnership with MongoDB will allow users to make the most out of their data and leverage a best-of-breed technology to help power new AI features.” To learn more about MongoDB’s artificial intelligence solutions—including resources to build next-generation applications — visit MongoDB for Artificial Intelligence . If your organization wants to build the next big thing in AI with MongoDB, consider applying for the MongoDB AI Innovators Program .

January 18, 2024