Merck Becomes The First To Ever Provide An Open Source Library For Palantir Foundry


Continued cooperation between software company Palantir and Merck allowed has led to this launch.

Merck has made its Palantir Foundry open source programming library available on GitHub®. Along with Palantir, Merck published the “Foundry DevTools” source code under an open-source licence. In order to strengthen Merck’s data and analytics capabilities and add to the digital product portfolio of its Life Science, Healthcare, and Electronics businesses, the two firms have been working together since 2017. In the company’s Data & AI ecosystem, “Foundry DevTools” are now used by data practitioners, applications, and production workflows. The source code for these tools is now publicly available to all Foundry developers globally.

The Merck’s Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE), located in the Life Science industry, began creating the code library in 2019. A first for Palantir Foundry, the ACE team collaborated with Palantir in recent months to publish the code library. It is now accessible to all Palantir Foundry Developers throughout the world. With the removal of complexity and the provision of a standardised set of developer tools that increase productivity and quality for data teams, this first-ever open-source project around Palantir Foundry, developed by a customer, reduces the entrance barrier to the data supply.

In 2017, Merck and Palantir began working together. Together, they created the SyntropyTM solution to speed research, revolutionise cancer therapy, and unlock the power of biomedical data. In order to help researchers gather, evaluate, and then exchange data from many sources, SyntropyTM seeks to equip them with simple analytics approaches. The semiconductor sector will receive a safe collaborative data analytics platform thanks to a second agreement Merck and Palantir announced in 2021. The AthinaTM platform uses AI and big data to improve quality, supply chain transparency, and time to market while addressing pressing issues like chip shortages.

“Cis key to our long-term growth strategy. This milestone exemplifies the importance of how data and a consistent library of code can drive quality, speed, and productivity at Merck and externally with developers, who through Palantir Foundry, can generate real-world value using data and analytics,” said Laura Matz, Chief Science & Technology Officer of Merck. “Open source is not just about publishing code. More importantly, it is about a mindset that fosters collaboration, innovation, and open, interchangeable technology ecosystems.”


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