What is a Vector Database?

Complex data is growing at break-neck speed. These are unstructured forms of data that include documents, images, videos, and plain text on the web. Many organizations would benefit from storing and analyzing complex data, but complex data can be difficult for traditional databases built with structured data in mind. Classifying complex data with keywords and metadata alone may be insufficient to fully represent all of its various characteristics.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.pinecone.io/learn/vector-database/