Show HN: Box – Data Transformation Pipelines in Rust DataFusion

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  • GitHub repo box

    An experimental implementation of Arc against Apache Datafusion (by tripl-ai)

  • GitHub repo Apache Spark

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

    A while ago I posted a link to [Arc](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26573930) a declarative method for defining repeatable data pipelines which execute against [Apache Spark](https://spark.apache.org/).

    Today I would like to present a proof-of-concept implementation of the [Arc declarative ETL framework](https://arc.tripl.ai) against [Apache Datafusion](https://arrow.apache.org/datafusion/) which is an Ansi SQL (Postgres) execution engine based upon Apache Arrow and built with Rust.

    The idea of providing a declarative 'configuration' language for defining data pipelines was planned from the beginning of the Arc project to allow changing execution engines without having to rewrite the base business logic (the part that is valuable to your business). Instead, by defining an abstraction layer, we can change the execution engine and run the same logic with different execution characteristics.

    The benefit of the DataFusion over Apache Spark is a significant increase in speed and reduction in execution resource requirements. Even through a Docker-for-Mac inefficiency layer the same job completes in ~4 seconds with DataFusion vs ~24 seconds with Apache Spark (including JVM startup time). Without Docker-for-Mac layer end-to-end execution times of 0.5 second for the same example job (TPC-H) is possible. * the aim is not to start a benchmarking flamewar but to provide some indicative data *.

    The purpose of this post is to gather feedback from the community whether you would use a tool like this, what features would be required for you to use it (MVP) or whether you would be interested in contributing to the project. I would also like to highlight the excellent work being done by the DataFusion/Arrow (and Apache) community for providing such amazing tools to us all as open source projects.

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  • GitHub repo arrow-datafusion

    Apache Arrow DataFusion and Ballista query engines

    A while ago I posted a link to [Arc](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26573930) a declarative method for defining repeatable data pipelines which execute against [Apache Spark](https://spark.apache.org/).

    Today I would like to present a proof-of-concept implementation of the [Arc declarative ETL framework](https://arc.tripl.ai) against [Apache Datafusion](https://arrow.apache.org/datafusion/) which is an Ansi SQL (Postgres) execution engine based upon Apache Arrow and built with Rust.

    The idea of providing a declarative 'configuration' language for defining data pipelines was planned from the beginning of the Arc project to allow changing execution engines without having to rewrite the base business logic (the part that is valuable to your business). Instead, by defining an abstraction layer, we can change the execution engine and run the same logic with different execution characteristics.

    The benefit of the DataFusion over Apache Spark is a significant increase in speed and reduction in execution resource requirements. Even through a Docker-for-Mac inefficiency layer the same job completes in ~4 seconds with DataFusion vs ~24 seconds with Apache Spark (including JVM startup time). Without Docker-for-Mac layer end-to-end execution times of 0.5 second for the same example job (TPC-H) is possible. * the aim is not to start a benchmarking flamewar but to provide some indicative data *.

    The purpose of this post is to gather feedback from the community whether you would use a tool like this, what features would be required for you to use it (MVP) or whether you would be interested in contributing to the project. I would also like to highlight the excellent work being done by the DataFusion/Arrow (and Apache) community for providing such amazing tools to us all as open source projects.

  • GitHub repo arc

    Arc is an opinionated framework for defining data pipelines which are predictable, repeatable and manageable. (by tripl-ai)

    A while ago I posted a link to [Arc](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26573930) a declarative method for defining repeatable data pipelines which execute against [Apache Spark](https://spark.apache.org/).

    Today I would like to present a proof-of-concept implementation of the [Arc declarative ETL framework](https://arc.tripl.ai) against [Apache Datafusion](https://arrow.apache.org/datafusion/) which is an Ansi SQL (Postgres) execution engine based upon Apache Arrow and built with Rust.

    The idea of providing a declarative 'configuration' language for defining data pipelines was planned from the beginning of the Arc project to allow changing execution engines without having to rewrite the base business logic (the part that is valuable to your business). Instead, by defining an abstraction layer, we can change the execution engine and run the same logic with different execution characteristics.

    The benefit of the DataFusion over Apache Spark is a significant increase in speed and reduction in execution resource requirements. Even through a Docker-for-Mac inefficiency layer the same job completes in ~4 seconds with DataFusion vs ~24 seconds with Apache Spark (including JVM startup time). Without Docker-for-Mac layer end-to-end execution times of 0.5 second for the same example job (TPC-H) is possible. * the aim is not to start a benchmarking flamewar but to provide some indicative data *.

    The purpose of this post is to gather feedback from the community whether you would use a tool like this, what features would be required for you to use it (MVP) or whether you would be interested in contributing to the project. I would also like to highlight the excellent work being done by the DataFusion/Arrow (and Apache) community for providing such amazing tools to us all as open source projects.

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