OpenAI Acquires Rockset

June 21, 2024


I’m excited to share that OpenAI has completed the acquisition of Rockset. We are thrilled to join the OpenAI team and bring our technology and expertise to building safe and beneficial AGI.

From the start, our vision at Rockset was to fundamentally transform the way data-driven applications were built. We developed our search and analytics database, taking full advantage of the cloud, to eliminate the complexity inherent in the data infrastructure needed for these apps.

Fast forward 6 years, rapid advancements in LLMs are enabling a Cambrian explosion and numerous innovations across every industry, driving a preponderance of AI applications. While the nature of these applications has changed, the underlying infrastructure challenges have not. Advanced retrieval infrastructure like Rockset will make AI apps more powerful and useful. With this acquisition, what we’ve developed over the years will help make AI accessible to all in a safe and beneficial way.

Our Future

Rockset will become part of OpenAI and power the retrieval infrastructure backing OpenAI’s product suite. We’ll be helping OpenAI solve the hard database problems that AI apps face at massive scale.

Existing Rockset customers will experience no immediate change. We will gradually transition current customers off Rockset and are committed to ensuring a smooth process.

OpenAI COO, Brad Lightcap, explains how Rockset will fit in at OpenAI: “Rockset’s infrastructure empowers companies to transform their data into actionable intelligence. We’re excited to bring these benefits to our customers by integrating Rockset’s foundation into OpenAI products.”

What’s Next

I’m profoundly grateful to our customers, partners, investors and colleagues who have been integral to the Rockset journey. Their support and belief in us have been the bedrock of our success. We look forward to continuing what we’ve started at Rockset and supporting OpenAI’s mission of building safe, beneficial AGI.

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