Qdrant Hybrid Cloud is now available for OCI customers: Managed vector search engine for data-sensitive AI applications

April 16, 2024 | 3 minute read
Sanjay Basu PhD
Senior Director - Gen AI/GPU Cloud Engineering
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Qdrant and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Cloud Engineering are thrilled to announce the ability to deploy Qdrant Hybrid Cloud as a managed service on OCI. This release marks the next step in the collaboration between Qdrant and OCI, which enables enterprises to realize the benefits of artificial intelligence powered through scalable vector search. In 2023, OCI added Qdrant to its solution portfolio. Qdrant Hybrid Cloud is the managed service of the Qdrant vector search engine that customers can deploy and run in any existing OCI environment, allowing enterprises to run fully managed vector search workloads in their existing infrastructure. This partnership is a milestone for using a managed vector search engine for data-sensitive AI applications.


In the past years, enterprises have been actively engaged in exploring AI applications to enhance their products and services or unlock internal company knowledge to drive the productivity of teams. These applications range from generative AI use cases, for example, powered by retrieval-augmented generation (RAG), recommendation systems, or advanced enterprise search through semantic, similarity, or neural search. As these vector search applications continue to evolve and grow with respect to dimensionality and complexity, it’s increasingly relevant to have a scalable, manageable vector search engine, also called out by Gartner’s 2024 Impact Radar. In addition to scalability, enterprises also require flexibility in deployment options to be able to maximize the use of these new AI tools within their existing environment, ensuring interoperability and full control over their data.

“We are excited to partner with Qdrant to bring their powerful vector search capabilities to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure,” said Dr. Sanjay Basu, senior director of Cloud Engineering, AI, and GPU Infrastructure at Oracle. “By offering Qdrant Hybrid Cloud as a managed service on OCI, we are empowering enterprises to harness the full potential of AI-driven applications while maintaining control over their data. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in making scalable vector search accessible and manageable for businesses across various industries, enabling them to drive innovation, enhance productivity, and unlock valuable insights from their data.”

How Qdrant and OCI support enterprises in unlocking value through AI

Deploying Qdrant Hybrid Cloud on OCI facilitates vector search in production environments without altering existing setups, ideal for enterprises and developers utilizing OCI's services. The combination includes the following key benefits:


  • Seamless deployment: Qdrant Hybrid Cloud’s Kubernetes-native architecture allows you to connect your OCI cluster as a private region and deploy Qdrant with a one-step installation ensuring a smooth and scalable setup.
  • Seamless integration with OCI services: The integration facilitates efficient resource utilization and enhances security provisions by leveraging OCI’s comprehensive suite of services.
  • Simplified cluster management: Qdrant’s central cluster management allows you to scale your cluster on OCI vertically and horizontally, and supports seamless zero-downtime upgrades and disaster recovery.
  • Control and data privacy: Deploying Qdrant on OCI helps ensure complete data isolation, while enjoying the benefits of a fully managed cluster management.


Qdrant on OCI in action: Building a RAG aystem for AI-enabled support



We created a comprehensive tutorial to show how to apply the benefits of Qdrant Hybrid Cloud on OCI and build AI applications with a focus on data sovereignty. This use case is focused on building a RAG system for an FAQ, using the strengths of Qdrant Hybrid Cloud, OCI, Cohere models, and Langchain. This step-by-step guide illustrates how to route incoming customer questions efficiently, either trying to answer them directly or redirecting them for human intervention while, keeping the sensitive data within your premises.

Ready to get started?

Deploying Qdrant Hybrid Cloud on OCI only takes a few minutes because of the seamless Kubernetes-native integration. You can get started with the following steps:

  • Hybrid cloud activation: Start by signing into your Qdrant Cloud account and activate hybrid cloud regions.
  • Cluster integration: In the Hybrid Cloud section, add your OCI Kubernetes clusters as a private region.
  • Effortless deployment: Utilize the Qdrant Management Console to seamlessly create and manage your Qdrant clusters on OCI.

You can find a detailed description in our documentation focused on deploying Qdrant on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure .

Learn more about Qdrant Hybrid Cloud in the official release blog. Ready to get started? Create your Qdrant Hybrid Cloud cluster in a few minutes by creating your Qdrant Cloud account

Sanjay Basu PhD

Senior Director - Gen AI/GPU Cloud Engineering

Sanjay focuses on the advanced services like Generative AI, Machine-Learning, GPU Engineering, Blockchain, Microservices, Industrial IoT, 5G core along with Cloud Security and Compliance. He has double masters in Computer Science and Systems Design. His PhD was in Organizational Behaviour and Applied Neuroscience. Currently, he is pursuing his second PhD in AI. His focus of research is Retentive Networks.

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