Questions we hear frequently.
Aito is a database that provides AI functionalities such as predicting, matching, recommending, smart search and analytics through a query interface.
Additionally, it provides traditional query capabilities found in databases and full-text search capabilities found in search engines such as Lucene or ElasticSearch.
The Aito database is custom-built. The database indexes are optimized for the fast statistical operations needed for the queries and speed Aito can provide. Special linked indexes also allow fast statistical reasoning and queries through links.
We are currently in the beta release phase. This means that we try to not change the API, and we aim to keep the core API structure and elements frozen. Still, there are individual expressions and semantics which may change.
Our servers and data are physically located in the EU region.
Aito is able to provide AI functionalities through a query interface because of extremely tight integration of AI with the database.
Aito calculates statistics using the database indexes, which enable extreme speed optimizations in gathering the needed statistics. This enables Aito to create machine learning models in milliseconds, providing real-time results to the arbitrary prediction, recommendation, and AI queries.
Aito is not ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability), but does fulfill the A, C, and I parts of the contract. All the changes are atomic, the database always remains in a consistent state even after crashes, and the changes are isolated. Still, the changes may not be durable immediately after the write, because of filesystem and network caches.
The ACID capabilities are enabled by Aito's software architecture design, which was inspired by Lucene and Git. The basic database building components are all immutable, and the database state is changed by preparing a new state and moving the database HEAD to point to the new state. This operation is done under a write lock. This guarantees that Aito changes happen in atomic, consistent and isolated steps. The durability requirement is not fulfilled due to the major performance hit it would cause.
That said, Aito is in beta state and there are limitations and there may be bugs. For example, Aito doesn't currently allow coupling several changes into a single transaction, although this is internally already possible.
So, do not use Aito as your primary database. We recommend you use a separate database or a back-up system to guarantee the durability of your data.
Currently we only accept credit cards. You can request early access and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.
If you run into problems, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
We take quality seriously and aim to perfect our software - both for errors as well as for usability issues. However, we're still in pilot phase, so we're making improvements and tweaks both to the core-functionality and to the APIs on a continuous basis.
Our support team is active between 9AM to 5PM Eastern European time. We aim to get back to you in one working day.