Modin benefits from the work of a committed community of developers, and here at Ponder, we’re grateful that Intel has contributed significantly to the development of Modin over the years.
In this blog post, we share excerpts from a recent Intel article introducing Modin generally, and the Intel Distribution of Modin specifically. (Full disclosure: Intel Capital is an investor in Ponder.)
Intel describes the benefits of Modin as follows:
Ease of use: Modify a single line of code to accelerate your Pandas application.
Productivity: Accelerate Pandas with minor code changes with no effort required to learn a whole new API. This also allows easy integration with the Python ecosystem.
Robustness, light weight, and scalability: Modin makes it capable of processing MBs and even TBs of data on a single machine. It also allows seamless scaling across multiple cores with Dask and Ray distributed execution engines.
Performance: Modin delivers orders of magnitude performance gains over Pandas.
For more (including Intel’s description of the Intel Distribution of Modin), see the full article here.