bacon VS Apache Arrow

Compare bacon vs Apache Arrow and see what are their differences.


Scientific Computing in Rust (by aftix)

Apache Arrow

Apache Arrow is a multi-language toolbox for accelerated data interchange and in-memory processing (by apache)
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bacon Apache Arrow
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176 13,184
- 1.8%
3.4 9.9
2 days ago 3 days ago
Rust C++
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of bacon. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-04.

Apache Arrow

Posts with mentions or reviews of Apache Arrow. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-23.
  • From slow to SIMD: A Go optimization story
    10 projects | | 23 Jan 2024
    I learned yesterday about GoLang's assembler - after browsing how arrow is implemented for different languages (my experience is mainly C/C++) - - there are bunch of .S ("asm" files) and I'm still not able to comprehend how these work exactly (I guess it'll take more reading) - it seems very peculiar.

    The last time I've used inlined assembly was back in Turbo/Borland Pascal, then bit in Visual Studio (32-bit), until they got disabled. Then did very little gcc with their more strict specification (while the former you had to know how the ABI worked, the latter too - but it was specced out).

    Anyway - I wasn't expecting to find this in "Go" :) But I guess you can always start with .go code then produce assembly (-S) then optimize it, or find/hire someone to do it.

  • Time Series Analysis with Polars
    2 projects | | 10 Dec 2023
    One is related to the heritage of being built around the NumPy library, which is great for processing numerical data, but becomes an issue as soon as the data is anything else. Pandas 2.0 has started to bring in Arrow, but it's not yet the standard (you have to opt-in and according to the developers it's going to stay that way for the foreseeable future). Also, pandas's Arrow-based features are not yet entirely on par with its NumPy-based features. Polars was built around Arrow from the get go. This makes it very powerful when it comes to exchanging data with other languages and reducing the number of in-memory copying operations, thus leading to better performance.
  • TXR Lisp
    2 projects | | 8 Dec 2023
    IMO a good first step would be to use the txr FFI to write a library for Apache arrow:
  • 3D desktop Game Engine scriptable in Python
    5 projects | | 1 Nov 2023 :

    > Python is used for scripting the editor only, not in-game behaviors.

    > For implementing entity behaviors the only out of box ways are C++, ScriptCanvas (visual scripting) or Lua. Python is currently not available for implementing game logic.

    C++, Lua, and Python all implement CFFI (C Foreign Function Interface) for remote function and method calls.

    "Using CFFI for embedding" :

    > You can use CFFI to generate C code which exports the API of your choice to any C application that wants to link with this C code. This API, which you define yourself, ends up as the API of a .so/.dll/.dylib library—or you can statically link it within a larger application.

    Apache Arrow already supports C, C++, Python, Rust, Go and has C GLib support Lua: :

    > Arrow Lua example: All example codes use LGI to use Arrow GLib based bindings


  • Show HN: Udsv.js – A faster CSV parser in 5KB (min)
    3 projects | | 4 Sep 2023
  • Interacting with Amazon S3 using AWS Data Wrangler (awswrangler) SDK for Pandas: A Comprehensive Guide
    5 projects | | 20 Aug 2023
    AWS Data Wrangler is a Python library that simplifies the process of interacting with various AWS services, built on top of some useful data tools and open-source projects such as Pandas, Apache Arrow and Boto3. It offers streamlined functions to connect to, retrieve, transform, and load data from AWS services, with a strong focus on Amazon S3.
  • Cap'n Proto 1.0
    10 projects | | 28 Jul 2023
    Worker should really adopt Apache Arrow, which has a much bigger ecosystem.

  • C++ Jobs - Q3 2023
    3 projects | /r/cpp | 4 Jul 2023
    Apache Arrow
  • CSV or Parquet File Format
    3 projects | /r/Python | 1 Jun 2023
    In fact I have asked Apache Github how to read select column of particular row group of a parquet file.
  • A Polars exploration into Kedro
    6 projects | | 17 May 2023
    Polars is an open-source library for Python, Rust, and NodeJS that provides in-memory dataframes, out-of-core processing capabilities, and more. It is based on the Rust implementation of the Apache Arrow columnar data format (you can read more about Arrow on my earlier blog post “Demystifying Apache Arrow”), and it is optimised to be blazing fast.

What are some alternatives?

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h5py - HDF5 for Python -- The h5py package is a Pythonic interface to the HDF5 binary data format.

Apache Spark - Apache Spark - A unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing

FlatBuffers - FlatBuffers: Memory Efficient Serialization Library

polars - Dataframes powered by a multithreaded, vectorized query engine, written in Rust

ClickHouse - ClickHouse® is a free analytics DBMS for big data

beam - Apache Beam is a unified programming model for Batch and Streaming data processing.

ta-lib-python - Python wrapper for TA-Lib (

duckdb_and_r - My thoughts and examples on DuckDB and R

Apache HBase - Apache HBase

Redis - Redis is an in-memory database that persists on disk. The data model is key-value, but many different kind of values are supported: Strings, Lists, Sets, Sorted Sets, Hashes, Streams, HyperLogLogs, Bitmaps.

Apache Hive - Apache Hive