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Announcing Jina 0.8.0

Jina Team
Jina Team

We're excited to release Jina v0.8.0! Jina is an easier way to do a neural search on the cloud.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Introduce jinad to improve experience of using remote Flows/Pods/Peas
  • Add support for multimodal search SparseArray
  • Add jina.types module to offer Pythonic interface to access and manipulate protobuf objects.

In this post we'll highlight some of the key new features. For full release notes, including bug fixes, breaking changes, and sample code, please check our GitHub repo

⬆️ Major Features and Improvements

Ease of Use

  • We've introduced two new ways of using Jina Pods remotely:
    • Create a remote Pod via SSH.
    • Create a remote Pod via jinad. Jinad is a daemon process working together with jina on remote machines. Jinad makes it even easier to deploy Jina Flows/Pods/Peas on remote machines. Find out more details in the README.
  • We've added jina.types module, which offers a Pythonic interface to access and manipulate protobuf objects. The main types include Request, QueryLang, NdArray, Message, and Document. With the help of Jina types, you can construct inputs to Jina much more easily than before.


  • To support multimodal search, we've introduced BaseMultiModalEncoder and MultimodalDriver. Check out how to search fashion items with text and images together at Jina examples.

  • We've introduced Classifiers, a new type of executor. With the help of Classifier, the new executor is designed to enrich the Documents with tags. Check out more details at docs.jina.ai.

🙏 Thanks to our Contributors

This release contains contributions from Alex Cureton-Griffiths, Anshul Wadhawan, Bing, Deepankar Mahapatro, Han Xiao, Joan Fontanals, Maximilian Werk, Nan Wang, Nicholas Chin, Pratik Bhavsar, Rutuja Surve, Wang Bo, Yongxuanzhang, cristian, hoenickf, pswu11.

🙏 Thanks to our Community

And thanks to all of you out there as well! Without you, Jina couldn't do what we do. Your support means a lot to us.

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