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The Linux Foundation Receives A Donation Of Kedro From McKinsey

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McKinsey’s QuantumBlack will offer Kedro, a machine learning pipeline tool, to the open source community, according to the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium that provides a vendor-neutral centre for open source initiatives. Kedro will be maintained by the Linux Foundation under the Linux Foundation AI & Data (LF AI & Data) umbrella organisation, which was created in 2018 to foster AI innovation by supporting technical projects, developer communities, and businesses.

“We’re excited to welcome the Kedro project into LF AI & Data. It addresses the many challenges that exist in creating machine learning products today and it is a fantastic complement to our portfolio of hosted technical projects,” Ibrahim Haddad, executive director of LF AI & Data, said. “We look forward to working with the community to grow the project’s footprint and to create new collaboration opportunities with our members, hosted projects and the larger open-source community.”

There are other machine learning pipeline design tools available, however Kedro is a newcomer to the scene. It’s a Python framework that borrows concepts from software engineering and applies them to data science, laying the groundwork for bringing a project from concept to finished product, according to McKinsey.

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According to Schwarzmann, Kedro will continue to be the core of McKinsey’s analytics efforts when it is open sourced. “The ideas and guardrails that exist in Kedro are a reflection of that experience and are designed to help developers avoid common pitfalls and follow best practices,” product manager Joel Schwarzmann said in a blog post.

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