Manage Collections

A Milvus collection is similar to a table in traditional databases and is used to store and manage data. Learn about the collection-level operations.

  • Create a Collection: Create a collection with the book collection example.

  • Check Collection Information: Check the basic information of a collection in Milvus including its name, number of entities, and more.

  • Drop a Collection: Caution is needed as the delete operation irreversibly drops the collection and all data within it.

  • Manage Collection Alias: Milvus supports specifying a unique alias for a collection.

  • Load a Collection: Load the collection to memory before a search or a query. Milvus 2.1 now supports loading a collection as multiple replicas.

  • Release a Collection: Release a collection from memory after a search or a query to reduce memory usage.