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What’s Driving Python’s Massive Popularity?

Earlier this month, Python moved into the number one slot in the TIOBE Index, marking the first time in 20 years that a language named C or Java wasn’t at the top of the list. It’s a nice feather in Python’s cap, a Read more…

Bloomberg Releases Its Inner Quant as Enterprise Cloud Service

After reaching the limits of MATLAB, a group of quantitative analysts at Bloomberg set out to develop a new system for building and exploring machine learning models. That effort eventually turned into BQuant, a Python-b Read more…

Anaconda’s 2021 State of Data Science Report Highlights Support for Open Source, Impacts from COVID-19

Data science platform provider Anaconda has released its 2021 State of Data Science report. From April to May 2021, the researchers surveyed 4,299 respondents from over 140 countries, diving into the changes, trends, and Read more…

Tuplex Gives Python UDFs a Performance Boost

Python use is surging in data science, thanks to its versatility and its ease of use. But as an interpreted language, Python code can be quite slow, especially compared to hand coded C++. That’s what drove a group of u Read more…

From Amazon to Uber, Companies Are Adopting Ray

What if you could use your favorite machine learning library to code an AI program on your laptop, and have it automatically transferred to run in a massive, distributed fashion on the cloud? That’s the general idea be Read more…

Newly ‘Headquarterless’ Snowflake Makes a Flurry of Announcements

Snowflake is best known as a cloud data warehouse, but it's delivering capabilities that go beyond delivering fast answers to SQL queries. These wider “data cloud” ambitions are on display this week, as the newly “ Read more…

Three Reasons Python Is The AI Lingua Franca

Earlier this year, Python celebrated its 30th anniversary as a programming language. For any software language to last three decades and maintain relevance to developers of all stripes is something special. Much of wh Read more…

Can PHP Script a Big Data Comeback?

PHP is widely known as an interpreted language. But with PHP version 8, the language was given a Just In Time (JIT) compiler. According to PHP folks at Zend, that JIT compiler could pave the way for PHP to be more widely Read more…

Prophecy Spins Up Low-Code Data Pipeline Tool

In recent years, the shortage of data engineers has at times exceeded the shortage of data scientists. To help close the gap, a Silicon Valley startup called Prophecy today unveiled a low-code data engineering tool that Read more…

Python Popularity Persists, AI Drives PyTorch

As the popularity of the Python programming language persists, a user survey of search topics identifies a growing focus on AI and machine learning tasks and, with them, greater adoption of related PyTorch and Tensorflow Read more…

Snowflake Extends Its Data Warehouse with Pipelines, Services

Customers running atop Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse soon will find new functionality, including the ability to build ETL data pipelines in Python, as well as the ability to expose pre-built analytic routines as dat Read more…

Python Attracts Rookies as Well as Pros

It is no secret that the Python programming language is peaking in popularity among data scientists. Now, would-be coders are increasingly trying to “self-master” the big data framework via online tutorials, accordin Read more…

Pandemic Boosting Open Source Adoption

It turns out that economic downturns are good for open source software adoption, a new vendor survey finds. The open developer community was already thriving when the pandemic whacked the global economy at the beginni Read more…

Popular Python Shifts to Annual Updates

The latest version of the Python programming language incorporates a new parser used to convert data files to more usable formats. The update due out this week also marks the beginning of smaller, but more frequent relea Read more…

Scaling to Great Heights at the Ray Summit

If you haven’t yet heard about Ray, the open source Python framework for building distributed applications, then next week’s Ray Summit will provide a compelling introduction to what might be one of the cornerstone t Read more…

R and Python: The Data Science Dynamic Duo

The language R is in the midst of a sizzling resurgence this summer. One might hypothesize that this growth is coming at the expense of Python, by far the dominant language for data science. But some evidence suggests th Read more…

R Works Its Way Into Qubole’s Data Lake

Python may be the most popular language for data science today, but R isn’t far behind. In fact, R is experiencing a bit of a resurgence at the moment. That’s part of the reason that Qubole today announced that it ha Read more…

Left for Dead, R Surges Again

Don’t look now, but R, which some had written off as a language in terminal decline in lieu of Python’s immense and growing popularity, appears to be staging a furious comeback the likes of which IT has rarely seen. Read more…

Spark 3.0 Brings Big SQL Speed-Up, Better Python Hooks

Apache Spark 3.0 is now here, and it’s bringing a host of enhancements across its diverse range of capabilities. The headliner is an big bump in performance for the SQL engine and better coverage of ANSI specs, while e Read more…

New Open Source App: Data Science Education

The principles underpinning open source software development that are transforming the digital economy are now being extended to new sectors such as education, where proponents hope to leverage the collaborative approach Read more…

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