Ursa Labs Blog

    Columnar File Performance Check-in for Python and R: Parquet, Feather, and FST

    October 7, 2019

    In this blog post I do some performance investigations of a few binary columnar formats (Parquet, Feather, and FST) in Python and R

    Ursa Labs June and July 2019 Report

    August 8, 2019

    Like April and May, I’m continuing to give bimonthly rather than monthly reports. As usual it was a busy couple of months. See the end of the report for the team’s full changelog of patches contributed to Apache Arrow.

    Ursa Labs April-May 2019 Report

    June 4, 2019

    Our last report was for March 2019, so I have rolled up two months into one. There have been a number of exciting developments in the project in the last couple of months. See the end of the report for the team’s full changelog of patches contributed to Apache Arrow.

    Ursa Labs March 2019 Report

    April 1, 2019

    The first quarter of 2019 has now wrapped up. In March we spent a good amount of time focused on getting the 0.13.0 Apache Arrow release out of the door. I will mention a few development highlights from the month and provide the full changelog of patches later in the post.

    Ursa Labs February 2019 Report

    March 5, 2019

    The team had a busy 28 days this February. The Apache Arrow community is discussing a 0.13 release toward the end of March, so we spent February helping the project toward the next release milestone. We have been pushing projects on multiple fronts and discuss some of those here.

    Ursa Labs January 2019 Report

    February 5, 2019

    We had a busy January that went by too quickly. After a high-intensity 3 months of development, we helped release Apache Arrow 0.12 on January 20th. A good chunk of our time was spent fighting fires (in packaging and builds) related to the continued expansion of the project in recent months.

    Announcing Ursa Labs's partnership with NVIDIA

    October 10, 2018

    I'm excited to announce that NVIDIA AI Labs has signed on as a supporter of Ursa Labs. We are looking forward to collaborating on our respective development roadmaps and growing the ecosystem of projects that use Arrow.

    Announcing Ursa Labs: an innovation lab for open source data science

    April 19, 2018

    Funding open source software development is a complicated subject. I’m excited to announce that I’ve founded Ursa Labs, an independent development lab with the mission of innovation in data science tooling.