Feb. 8, 2024, 1:37 p.m. | Bruno Nirello

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In the dynamic landscape of data engineering, two tools have recently caught attention: DuckDB and Polars. DuckDB impresses with its unique blend of traditional and contemporary database features, while Polars emerges as a powerhouse for data processing. This post aims to benchmark these contenders, evaluating their speed, efficiency, and user-friendliness. Let's dive in.





The Contenders


DuckDB (0.9.0): An in-memory analytical database written in C++.

Polars (0.19.6): An ultra-fast DataFrame library implemented in Rust, designed to provide lightning-fast operations.


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