In this episode we speak with Matt Topol, Vice President, Principal Software Architect @ FactSet and dive deep into how they are taking advantage of Apache Arrow for faster processing and data access. 

Below are the top 3 value bombs:

  • Apache Arrow is an open-source in-memory columnar format that creates a standard way to share and process data structures.
  • Apache Arrow Flight eliminates serialization and deserialization which enables faster access to query results compared to traditional JDBC and ODBC interfaces.
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, whether you’re using commercial products or open source, make sure you design a modular architecture that does not tie you down to any one piece of technology.