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Mar 9, 2022

Announcing Ponder

We're excited to announce Ponder! Delivering Enterprise-ready Pandas to help data teams operate on data at scale with tools they know and love....

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Mar 9, 2022

How we parallelized 600+ pandas functions with Modin

Scaling up pandas is hard. Learn about how we parallelize 600+ pandas functions with Modin, making it faster and easier to get insights!...

Articles

Mar 9, 2022

Using Lux to visualize your pandas dataframes with zero effort

Visualizing your dataframe can be a pain! Learn how Lux makes it easy to visualize your pandas dataframes with the ease of a single print!...

News

Feb 23, 2022

Lux 0.5 Release

It has been over a year since our first release of Lux. We continue to see awe-inspiring use cases of Lux for helping data scientists visualize their pandas dataframes with zero effort. If you are not familiar with Lux, you can read more about it here. Today, we’re excited to announce the rele...

Events

Feb 17, 2022

Ponder @ Stanford MLSys Seminar

Our CEO and co-Founder, Doris Lee, recently spoke at Stanford’s MLSys Seminar. See the recording below! Abstract Visualizations help data scientists discover trends, patterns, identify outliers, and derive insights from their data. However, existing visualization libraries in Python require us...

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Feb 15, 2022

Modin reaches 2.5M downloads!

Modin reached over 2.5M downloads on PyPI! 2.5M downloads would be an incredible feat for any open-source project, not to mention for a project that started as a small academic project only a few years ago! It has been an incredible journey seeing how Modin continues to help so many data scientists ...

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Jan 27, 2022

Modin 0.13 Release

We’re excited to finally release Modin 0.13! Modin 0.13 contains significant updates including: revamped Modin documentation new 10-min quickstart guide to Modin support for pandas 1.4 improvements to XGBoost integration new benchmarks for groupby enhancement to Modin on OmniSci + many more! T...

Events

Jan 12, 2022

CIDR 2022 Talk: Can Your Database Do This?

In this short 5 min presentation at CIDR 2022, our co-founder Aditya Parameswaran talks about the key differences between relational databases and pandas. He discusses ongoing work at Ponder in developing enterprise-ready, scalable pandas, and the underlying challenges.   If you’re excited ab...

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Dec 10, 2021

Modin and Lux papers published in VLDB proceedings

Our work at Ponder started as research projects in the UC Berkeley RISE Lab, where we developed tools aimed at improving data science productivity. Our open-source projects are the result of many years of research and development in this space. We recently published two research papers in the Procee...

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