An update over an experimental implementation of Arrow in Rust.

Over the past 4 months I have been working on arrow2. Arrow2 is a re-write of the official arrow implementation in Rust (that I have been heavily contributing to over the past 8 months). Arrow2 is aimed at testing the following hypothesis: it is possible to have an implementation of the arrow Arrow specification in Rust that is

  • Fast,
  • Maintainable,
  • Secure,
  • Interoperable, and
  • Intuitive.

Arrow is an in-memory data format, i.e. a specification of how data is laid in memory (e.g. in RAM) to leverage modern architectures and interoperability between…


An analysis to the risks of delivering analytics

In the past 10 years, there has been a major change in the perception of analytics and data science and their positive return on investment (ROI). To a large extend, the hypothesis that analytics has a positive ROI is true. This has motivated a huge investment in analytics departments, centers of excellence and the like. However, in the past 2 years, overwhelming evidence has emerged that the vast majority of investments in analytics have not delivered value — a Gartner analyst reports that 85% of analytics projects fail.

A positive ROI, by…

Jorge C. Leitão

Leveraging information asymmetry

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