OpenAI Acquires Rockset to Enhance ChatGPT’s Data Retrieval Infrastructure

OpenAI, the technology company backed by Microsoft, has recently announced its acquisition of Rockset, a search and database analytics firm. The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed. Rockset’s vector search technology has gained popularity due to the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence in various applications such as recommendation engines, voice assistants, chatbots, and anomaly detection.

As part of the acquisition, Rockset will integrate into OpenAI and bolster the retrieval infrastructure of the company’s flagship product, ChatGPT. This move will enable OpenAI to leverage Rockset’s expertise in real-time data processing and vector search, enhancing its ability to swiftly access and analyze vast amounts of information. Consequently, users can expect faster and more accurate responses from AI models.

OpenAI’s strategic move to acquire Rockset aligns with its objective of staying ahead of the competition, particularly from tech giants like Google and emerging players like Anthropic. The company aims to integrate new functionalities into ChatGPT and develop novel AI models to maintain its market position. Reuters previously reported that OpenAI has been working on a search engine product, potentially positioning itself as a competitor to Google and AI search startup Perplexity.

Rockset, which boasts prominent investors such as Greylock, Sequoia, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s venture capital arm, had raised a total of $105 million in capital as of August last year.