TechnologyJune 24, 2024

RAGStack 1.0 Is Generally Available! A Comprehensive Solution for AI App Development

An enhanced Langflow integration, new knowledge graph techniques, production-ready ColBERT, and more are now available in the latest version of our end-to-end RAG solution.
Dr. Charna Parkey
Dr. Charna ParkeyVP, Product & Ops, RAGStack
RAGStack 1.0 Is Generally Available! A Comprehensive Solution for AI App Development

When we unveiled RAGStack in November, we were responding to developers' need for a significantly simpler way to take the complexity out of implementing retrieval-augmented generation (RAG). The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and today we're thrilled to unveil RAGStack’s 1.0 release. It offers new and enhanced integrations, new tools, and simpler embedding techniques, all in the name of getting GenAI apps to production much faster. 

The next frontier in generative AI

RAGStack 1.0 builds on the promise of our initial release with significant enhancements that cater to the growing needs of enterprises and developers alike. From data ingestion to experimentation and application deployment, RAGStack 1.0 offers a comprehensive solution that makes GenAI development not just easier for any person in the enterprise, but exponentially faster.

What’s new: Key features of RAGStack 1.0

  • Enhanced Langflow integration: RAGStack now includes a powerful, integrated version of Langflow. This visual framework allows developers to design and test RAG applications with ease. Its drag-and-drop interface supports dozens of integrations with leading GenAI tools, enabling quick and effortless experimentation for any user in the enterprise.

  • Knowledge graph for GraphRAG: A novel feature in RAGStack 1.0, this GraphRAG technique provides an efficient way to store and retrieve information, significantly improving over traditional vector-based methods or traditional knowledge graph methods alone. By leveraging DataStax Astra DB, GraphRAG ensures more accurate and relevant information retrieval purpose-built for GenAI without the need to introduce a graph DB; this is critical for high-performance AI applications.

  • ColBERT integration: With the inclusion of ColBERT, RAGStack now offers a state-of-the-art retrieval model that enhances recall and precision. This feature is backed by Astra DB, ensuring that your data is handled with the utmost care and efficiency. It’s the first production-ready implementation delivering significantly better recall than any single-vector encodings.

  • Text2SQL/Text2CQL: RAGStack 1.0 introduces innovative tools to bridge structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data with your GenAI applications. This allows for a more seamless integration of existing data into the AI workflow, maximizing the utility of your data assets​.

  • Vectorize for embeddings: RAGStack integrates server-side embedding capabilities through Astra Vectorize, supporting a wide range of embedding providers. This simplifies the process of generating and managing embeddings, crucial for building sophisticated AI models​.

Empowering developers with an unmatched ecosystem and support

One of the standout features of RAGStack 1.0 is its robust ecosystem, which includes partnerships with industry leaders including LangChain, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and more. These collaborations ensure that RAGStack users can access the best tools and technologies in the field, all integrated seamlessly into one solution.

Our goal with RAGStack is to provide a stable, reliable foundation for building enterprise-grade GenAI applications. This release not only offers a more cohesive and powerful set of tools but also addresses the critical need for support and stability in rapidly evolving AI landscapes. 

At the core of RAGStack 1.0 is our commitment to empowering developers and enterprises to build smarter, more efficient AI applications. We understand the challenges faced in navigating the complexities of GenAI; with RAGStack, we aim to eliminate those barriers.

Rajy Tanneeru, distinguished architect at Priceline, shared her experience of how integrating RAGStack enabled her team to handle large data chunks and queries more efficiently, ultimately enhancing their chatbot’s performance and cost-effectiveness. This is just one example of how RAGStack is helping customers overcome significant AI challenges and unlock new potentials (Rajy is scheduled to discuss Priceline’s RAGStack usage this evening at our RAG++ event in San Francisco). 

Join us on the journey

The launch of RAGStack 1.0 is just the beginning. As we continue to innovate and expand our offerings, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Explore the full potential of GenAI with RAGStack 1.0, and let us help you create the future of AI applications.

Try RAGStack now!

And for a case study of GraphRAG, check out “Better LLM Integration with Content-Centric Knowledge Graphs.”

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