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Aug 9, 2022

Ponder at “Data Science on AWS” Meetup

In June 2022, Devin Petersohn (Ponder CTO) and Alejandro Herrera (Solution Architect at Ponder) presented on Modin at the "Data Science on AWS" Meetup. See below for the video!...

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Jul 29, 2022

Pandas Is Now As Popular As Python Was in 2016

In this post, we dig into a decade of Stack Overflow Developer Survey results, and learn that: Python’s popularity more than doubled between 2013 and 2022; people love Python now, but no more than before; pandas is now as popular as Python was in 2016; pandas has high adoption in the Python commun...

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Jul 26, 2022

Pandas vs. SQL – Part 3: Pandas Is More Flexible

This is the third in a series of blog posts that contrast Pandas dataframes with databases (or equivalently, SQL). In this post, we demonstrate how the Pandas dataframe data model provides additional flexibility that makes it a great fit for data science and machine learning, over the relational mod...

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Jul 21, 2022

Scalable Pandas Meetup No. 3: A Modin Overview

Post-event Update (8/5): Watch the recording of the meetup here! ————————————————————————————- We’re really looking forward to our third Scalable Pandas Meetup! What: Alejandro Herrera (Solution Architect at Ponder, former AI/ML Solutio...

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Jul 14, 2022

Pandas vs. SQL – Part 2: Pandas Is More Concise

This is the second in a series of blog posts that contrast Pandas dataframes with databases (or equivalently, SQL). We compare Pandas vs. SQL on the first of three axes: conciseness. We discuss 10 operations that are much more straightforward in Pandas than in SQL, spanning data cleaning, machine le...

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Jul 1, 2022

Scalable Pandas Meetup No. 2: Pandas vs. SQL!

Post-event Update (7/14): Watch the recording of the meetup here! ————————————————————————————- We’re really looking forward to our second Scalable Pandas Meetup, co-hosted with our friends at co:rise. What: Aditya Parameswaran (profess...

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Jun 28, 2022

Pandas vs. SQL – Part 1: The Food Court and the Michelin-Style Restaurant

This is the first in a series of blog posts that contrast Pandas dataframes with databases (or equivalently, SQL). Both dataframes and databases are, in fact, old ideas, dating back multiple decades. Databases opt for scalability, robustness, and efficiency, while Pandas opts for versatility, flexib...

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Jun 16, 2022

Our First Scalable Pandas Meetup!

Post-event Update (7/1): Watch the recording of the meetup here! ————————————————————————————- Join us for our first Scalable Pandas...

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Jun 8, 2022

Modin 0.15 Release

We’re thrilled to release Modin 0.15! Modin 0.15 contains major updates, including: an upgrade to pandas 1.4.2 (the latest version) new logging capabilities capturing internal Modin API calls, partition metadata, and system memory utilization to help with debugging Modin workflows an experimen...

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