Mendable switches from Pinecone to Supabase for PostgreSQL vector embeddings.
How Mendable boosts efficiency and accuracy of chat powered search for documentation using Supabase with pgvector.
Mendable is Chat Powered Search for Documentation.https://mendable.ai/
Mendable provides a chat-powered search engine for technical documentation. Their AI-powered search tool makes it easier for developers and other technical users to find relevant information in complex documentation. Users can simply ask questions in natural language, and the tool returns the most relevant answers. Mendable's search engine also provides detailed analytics, which helps teams identify knowledge gaps and areas for improvement in their documentation. Mendable has integrated with some of the largest open source projects in the space such as LangChain and LlamaIndex.
Mendable was experiencing tremendous success, growing Weekly Active Users nearly 300% since March. They needed a tool to store and search through large amounts of vector data to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their similarity search operations. They tried Faiss, Weaviate, and Pinecone, but found them to be expensive and not very intuitive, especially when it came to storing metadata along with the vectors.
Why they chose Supabase: Mendable discovered that Supabase supports pgvector and found it to be a simple and cost-effective solution. They were impressed with the open source nature of Supabase, as well as its ability to store metadata alongside the vectors. They also appreciated the intuitive interface and ease of use.
What They Built
Using Supabase and pgvector, Mendable was able to build a more efficient and accurate search function for their AI chatbot. By storing vector data alongside metadata in Supabase, Mendable was able to quickly and easily search through their customers documentation to find the most relevant responses to queries. They found that Supabase's solution was just as performant as dedicated vector databases, but without the high cost.
Thanks to Supabase and pgvector, Mendable was able to significantly improve the efficiency and accuracy of their Chat Powered Search for Documentation. They were able to build faster and more cost-effectively using Supabase’s open source stack.
Mendable's tech stack includes React, Next.js, Express, Vercel, and Supabase.