Unstructured data

Does the feature store support unstructured data? Are there any examples or reading material for the same?

Hi anu_sh. In general, feature stores are designed to support tabular data. Hopsworks also supports embeddings - as arrays of numbers (floats, ints). There is also support for binary data. However, if you mean large images as unstructured data, it is best to keep them on the file systems or object store. You can still refer to the image in a featureGroup having a feature which is the Path to the image file. You can then have additional image features as other features in the FeatureGroup. For documents, if they are not too large, you can store them as strings in the feature store. Otherwise, do the same as for images.

Thank you for your reply Jim_Dowling.