Frequently Asked Questions

What is the relationship between Apache Arrow, DataFusion, and Ballista?

Apache Arrow is a library which provides a standardized memory representation for columnar data. It also provides “kernels” for performing common operations on this data.

DataFusion is a library for executing queries in-process using the Apache Arrow memory model and computational kernels. It is designed to run within a single process, using threads for parallel query execution.

Ballista is a distributed compute platform built on DataFusion.