Practical AI Podcast

#234 Vector databases (beyond the hype)

There’s so much talk (and hype) these days about vector databases. We thought it would be timely and practical to have someone on the show that has been hands on with the various options and actually tried to build applications leveraging vector search. Prashanth Rao is a real practitioner that has spent and huge amount of time exploring the expanding set of vector database offerings. After introducing vector database and giving us a mental model of how they fit in with other datastores, Prashanth digs into the trade offs as related to indices, hosting options, embedding vs. query optimization, and more.

Engineer your Career (EYC) Podcast

#12 Prashanth Rao – Data Science from Mechanical Engineering

In this episode, we talk to Prashanth Rao a Data Scientist and Software Developer in Vancouver, Canada. In our conversation with Prashanth, we talk about what it was like for him to transition from mechanical engineering to data science as well as hear some great approaches to being a better lifelong learner.