Voltron Data Extends Support for Open Source Project Ibis, Accelerates Data Access and Processing

Voltron Data, the company accelerating standards in data analytics and contributor to Apache Arrow, is expanding its Enterprise Support offering to include Ibis due to high customer demand.

“With Ibis support, we are helping enterprises reduce the risk of vendor lock-in. No longer will customers have to rewrite their Python analytics code when they upgrade their databases or big data platforms. Write once, and let the systems underneath naturally evolve,” said Rodrigo Aramburu, co-founder and CPO of Voltron Data.

Ibis was created by Voltron Data co-founder and CTO Wes McKinney, who also co-created Apache Arrow and the Python pandas project. Ibis is an open source Python framework for accessing data and performing analytical computations using multiple backends, including SQL databases like Postgres and MySQL and big data systems like Google’s BigQuery. Ibis now has more than 500,000 monthly downloads and is used by companies like Google, Heavy.AI, and Microsoft.

The Voltron Data Enterprise Support is tailored to companies eager to future-proof their investment in building and running applications that depend on the Apache Arrow ecosystem. Benefits include:

  • On-demand assistance from the team of leading Arrow and Ibis developers at Voltron Data
  • Simplified issue reporting and faster fixes to drive greater business value
  • Delivery of custom upgrade guidance along with urgent security bulletins for Arrow
  • Rapid hotfixes when critical vulnerabilities are identified
  • Direct access to leaders within the Arrow and Ibis projects and services only available to Voltron Data customers

In March of this year, Voltron Data released its Enterprise Support offering for Apache Arrow. Arrow is a multi-language toolbox for accelerated data interchange and in-memory computing.

It has become the de facto standard for seamless interoperability between computing engines, modern computing hardware, and programming languages, according to the vendor. Arrow has been adopted globally by companies to accelerate data access and analytical processing and is installed more than 54 million times each month.

In addition to this announcement, Voltron Data is partnering with DataStax, the real-time data company, to help organizations accelerate the impact of intelligence from real-time applications.

As a result of the partnership, the companies will strengthen the interoperability between Arrow and DataStax’s Astra DB, Astra Streaming and DataStax Enterprise products to improve the quality of real-time data intelligence as well as reduce the time to insights.

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