Which engine to use

Bumblebee support many engines with has specific features that can help you to process your data faster. Below is a table of features available in every engine, and a list of steps to select the engine that can help to process your data easily.
Engine
Out-of-Core
Cluster Support
CPU/GPU
Pandas
No
No
CPU
Dask
Yes
Yes
CPU
cuDF
No
No
GPU
Dask-cuDF
Yes
Yes
GPU
Spark
No
Yes
CPU/GPU
Vaex
Yes
No
CPU
Ibis
Yes
No
CPU
Follow this steps to select the engine:
  • Use pandas if your data fit comfortably in your local memory.
  • Use cuDF if you have a GPU compatible with RAPIDS, and your data fits in memory.
  • Use Vaex if your data do not fit in memory.
  • Use a Dask/Dask-cuDF/Spark Cluster if you have one available.
  • Use a service like Coiled to get a Dask/Dask-cuDF cluster on demand and pay for what you use.