arrow-datafusion VS polars

Compare arrow-datafusion vs polars and see what are their differences.


Apache Arrow DataFusion and Ballista query engines (by apache)


Fast multi-threaded DataFrame library in Rust | Python | Node.js (by ritchie46)
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arrow-datafusion polars
22 40
1,564 4,330
12.6% 27.9%
9.8 9.9
6 days ago 4 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of arrow-datafusion. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-28.


Posts with mentions or reviews of polars. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-19.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing arrow-datafusion and polars you can also consider the following projects:

vaex - Out-of-Core hybrid Apache Arrow/NumPy DataFrame for Python, ML, visualization and exploration of big tabular data at a billion rows per second 🚀

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

Apache Arrow - Apache Arrow is a multi-language toolbox for accelerated data interchange and in-memory processing

db-benchmark - reproducible benchmark of database-like ops

DataFrames.jl - In-memory tabular data in Julia

arrow-rs - Official Rust implementation of Apache Arrow

tikv - Distributed transactional key-value database, originally created to complement TiDB

arrow2 - Unofficial transmute-free Rust library to work with the Arrow format


rust-csv - A CSV parser for Rust, with Serde support.

wgpu - Safe and portable GPU abstraction in Rust, implementing WebGPU API.