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Architecture

As a cloud-native vector database, Milvus separates storage and computation by design. To enhance elasticity and flexibility, all components in Milvus are stateless.

  • Milvus Architecture Overview: Milvus adopts a shared-storage architecture featuring storage/computing disaggregation and scalability for its computing nodes.

  • Storage/Computing Disaggregation: Milvus comprises four layers that are mutually independent in terms of scalability and disaster recovery.

  • Main Components: Milvus standalone includes three components while Milvus cluster includes eight microservice components and three third-party dependencies.

  • Data Processsing: A detailed description of the implementation of data insertion, index building, and data query in Milvus.

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