An Open Road to Swift Dataframe Scaling

Alex Baden
David Petersohn

Alex Baden Technical Director, OmniSci

David Petersohn Machine Learning Engineer, Intel

Data scientists spend 60% of their time cleaning and preprocessing data, transforming this dirty data into crystallized insights. Dataframes, such as Pandas, provide exceptional tooling to address data wrangling tasks, yet Pandas themselves increasingly lack ease and speed as they scale. Alex Baden, Technical Director at OmniSci, and Devin Petersohn, Machine Learning Engineer at Intel, dive into the challenges and considerations of dataframe scaling. They explore how the Intel Modin / OmniSci solution, part of the Intel AI Analytics Toolkit, offers an open road to quick, transparent scaling across heterogeneous architectures. They also explain how this solution’s integration with the rest of the Python ecosystem enables data scientists to focus on extracting value from data rather than provisioning and orchestrating resources.

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