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Apache Arrow columnar in-memory format

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Apache Arrow in JS

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Arrow is a set of technologies that enable big data systems to process and transfer data quickly.

Install apache-arrow from NPM

npm install apache-arrow or yarn add apache-arrow

(read about how we package apache-arrow below)

Powering Columnar In-Memory Analytics

Apache Arrow is a columnar memory layout specification for encoding vectors and table-like containers of flat and nested data. The Arrow spec aligns columnar data in memory to minimize cache misses and take advantage of the latest SIMD (Single input multiple data) and GPU operations on modern processors.

Apache Arrow is the emerging standard for large in-memory columnar data (Spark, Pandas, Drill, Graphistry, ...). By standardizing on a common binary interchange format, big data systems can reduce the costs and friction associated with cross-system communication.

Get Started

Check out our API documentation to learn more about how to use Apache Arrow's JS implementation. You can also learn by example by checking out some of the following resources:

Cookbook

Get a table from an Arrow file on disk (in IPC format)

import { readFileSync } from 'fs';
import { Table } from 'apache-arrow';

const arrow = readFileSync('simple.arrow');
const table = Table.from([arrow]);

console.log(table.toString());

/*
 foo,  bar,  baz
   1,    1,   aa
null, null, null
   3, null, null
   4,    4,  bbb
   5,    5, cccc
*/

Create a Table when the Arrow file is split across buffers

import { readFileSync } from 'fs';
import { Table } from 'apache-arrow';

const table = Table.from([
    'latlong/schema.arrow',
    'latlong/records.arrow'
].map((file) => readFileSync(file)));

console.log(table.toString());

/*
        origin_lat,         origin_lon
35.393089294433594,  -97.6007308959961
35.393089294433594,  -97.6007308959961
35.393089294433594,  -97.6007308959961
29.533695220947266, -98.46977996826172
29.533695220947266, -98.46977996826172
*/

Create a Table from JavaScript arrays

import {
  Table,
  FloatVector,
  DateVector
} from 'apache-arrow';

const LENGTH = 2000;

const rainAmounts = Float32Array.from(
  { length: LENGTH },
  () => Number((Math.random() * 20).toFixed(1)));

const rainDates = Array.from(
  { length: LENGTH },
  (_, i) => new Date(Date.now() - 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 * i));

const rainfall = Table.new(
  [FloatVector.from(rainAmounts), DateVector.from(rainDates)],
  ['precipitation', 'date']
);

Load data with fetch

import { Table } from "apache-arrow";

const table = await Table.from(fetch("/simple.arrow"));
console.log(table.toString());

Columns look like JS Arrays

import { readFileSync } from 'fs';
import { Table } from 'apache-arrow';

const table = Table.from([
    'latlong/schema.arrow',
    'latlong/records.arrow'
].map(readFileSync));

const column = table.getColumn('origin_lat');

// Copy the data into a TypedArray
const typed = column.toArray();
assert(typed instanceof Float32Array);

for (let i = -1, n = column.length; ++i < n;) {
    assert(column.get(i) === typed[i]);
}

Getting involved

See DEVELOP.md

Even if you do not plan to contribute to Apache Arrow itself or Arrow integrations in other projects, we'd be happy to have you involved:

We prefer to receive contributions in the form of GitHub pull requests. Please send pull requests against the github.com/apache/arrow repository.

If you are looking for some ideas on what to contribute, check out the JIRA issues for the Apache Arrow project. Comment on the issue and/or contact dev@arrow.apache.org with your questions and ideas.

If you’d like to report a bug but don’t have time to fix it, you can still post it on JIRA, or email the mailing list dev@arrow.apache.org

Packaging

apache-arrow is written in TypeScript, but the project is compiled to multiple JS versions and common module formats.

The base apache-arrow package includes all the compilation targets for convenience, but if you're conscientious about your node_modules footprint, we got you.

The targets are also published under the @apache-arrow namespace:

npm install apache-arrow # <-- combined es2015/UMD + esnext/CommonJS/ESModules/UMD
npm install @apache-arrow/ts # standalone TypeScript package
npm install @apache-arrow/es5-cjs # standalone es5/CommonJS package
npm install @apache-arrow/es5-esm # standalone es5/ESModules package
npm install @apache-arrow/es5-umd # standalone es5/UMD package
npm install @apache-arrow/es2015-cjs # standalone es2015/CommonJS package
npm install @apache-arrow/es2015-esm # standalone es2015/ESModules package
npm install @apache-arrow/es2015-umd # standalone es2015/UMD package
npm install @apache-arrow/esnext-cjs # standalone esNext/CommonJS package
npm install @apache-arrow/esnext-esm # standalone esNext/ESModules package
npm install @apache-arrow/esnext-umd # standalone esNext/UMD package

Why we package like this

The JS community is a diverse group with a varied list of target environments and tool chains. Publishing multiple packages accommodates projects of all stripes.

If you think we missed a compilation target and it's a blocker for adoption, please open an issue.

Supported Browsers and Platforms

The bundles we compile support moderns browser released in the last 5 years. This includes supported versions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Safari. We do not actively support Internet Explorer. Apache Arrow also works on maintained versions of Node.

People

Full list of broader Apache Arrow committers.

  • Brian Hulette, committer
  • Paul Taylor, committer
  • Dominik Moritz, committer

Powered By Apache Arrow in JS

Full list of broader Apache Arrow projects & organizations.

Open Source Projects

  • Apache Arrow -- Parent project for Powering Columnar In-Memory Analytics, including affiliated open source projects
  • Perspective -- Perspective is a streaming data visualization engine by J.P. Morgan for JavaScript for building real-time & user-configurable analytics entirely in the browser.
  • Falcon is a visualization tool for linked interactions across multiple aggregate visualizations of millions or billions of records.
  • Vega is an ecosystem of tools for interactive visualizations on the web. The Vega team implemented an Arrow loader.
  • Arquero is a library for query processing and transformation of array-backed data tables.
  • OmniSci is a GPU database. Its JavaScript connector returns Arrow dataframes.

License

Apache 2.0

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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