Editor’s note: The following is a joint article with the AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog. See this post and explore related content on their page.

Leveraging data to make better decisions is critical for driving optimal business outcomes. Palantir empowers organizations to rapidly extract maximum value from one of their most valuable assets — their data.

Today more than ever, organizations across industries are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions as a way to further accelerate and improve their decision making. The reality of operationalizing AI can be complex and costly, however.

In fact, Gartner still…


As the world continues to respond to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, scientific institutions and public health officials worldwide are grappling with new genetic variants of the virus. Viruses, by their nature, are constantly changing, and the variants that evolve can have different characteristics. Some mutations make the virus more benign while others make it more transmissible (allowing the virus to spread quicker), more virulent (leading to more severe disease or higher mortality rates), or more resistant to the body’s defense system (evading the body’s normal defense systems, including vaccine-induced immunity). …


A few years ago, Palantir COO Shyam Sankar penned an op-ed entitled ‘Data is the new snake oil,’ laying bare the strategies employed by software companies to peddle ‘Big Data’ as a panacea for all problems facing the modern enterprise. His point, of course, wasn’t that data is actually snake oil, but that the land rush to capitalize on Big Data’s buzz spawned promises of increasingly fantastical results — promises often disconnected from reality.

In many ways, IoT is the new, new snake oil. I’ll describe why with a few learnings from the field.

IoT isn’t just at the cutting…


In this blog post, Palantir’s Network Infrastructure team will share our recent experience transitioning to Envoy to enable granular egress traffic filtering for the forward proxy in Rubix, Palantir’s Kubernetes infrastructure. Envoy is an open-source, high-performance edge and service proxy with built-in features for L4/L7 filtering, service discovery, dynamic configuration, and more. In the article, we will:

  • Explain the motivation to switch from Squid to Envoy
  • Describe the new Envoy forward proxy configuration inside Rubix
  • Cover how we monitor Envoy metrics

Our old Squid-based forward proxy

We initially used Squid as the forward proxy in Rubix. This forward proxy had a basic but reliable setup…


When I hear someone say “we’re about to create new service X,” it’s often followed by: “it’ll use a simple CRUD interface for the V0.” While this design approach appealed to me once upon a time, increasingly I’ve started to feel like it’s not the best design fit. In this post, I talk through some real-world issues I’ve run into using CRUD and how they might change our approach to good API design.

As a refresher, the term CRUD stands for Create, Read, Update, Delete, and it attempts to describe the “four basic operations of persistent storage.” The term originates…


Editor’s note: This is the fifth post in a series by a Palantir Software Engineer on scaling Git’s merge and rename detection machinery. Click to read the first, second, third, and fourth blog posts.

The first post in this series included background information on how the merge machinery works and why I have worked on optimizing and rewriting it. That background will be critical to understanding this post. So, if you’re unaware that Git stores hashes for files and directories in addition to having hashes for commits, or that merging involves three-way content merges, or that each merge involves two…


Palantir helps NORAD and USNORTHCOM deter, detect, and defeat threats to the United States

Snapshots from the Global Information Dominance Experiment (GIDE) series

The best part about working at Palantir is working side-by-side with customers to solve their hardest problems. Not only do we deploy amazing commercial software, but we embed closely with our customers as they continue to tackle complex problem sets and we help identify solutions. Through these close partnerships, where collaboration is key, we iterate to solve problems at the edge, while also moving core product platform capabilities forward at almost unheard-of speeds. …


Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in Palantir Explained, a series that explores a range of topics, including our approach to privacy, security, AI/ML safety and more. Previous posts explored our business model, purpose-based access controls, and data anonymisation.

Organisations around the world leverage Palantir’s software for their most critical initiatives: from pandemic response to cancer research, supply chain operations and clean energy development. While these projects vary in scope and impact, they all begin with the same fundamental question: is the relevant data available? If so, what is the quality of this data, in terms of completeness, accuracy…


Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in a series by a Palantir Software Engineer on scaling Git’s merge and rename detection machinery. Click to read the first, second and third blog posts.

The first post in this series included some background information on how the merge machinery works and why I have worked on optimizing and rewriting it. That background will be critical to understanding this post. So, if you’re unaware that Git stores hashes for files in addition to having hashes for commits, or you’re unaware that merging involves three-way content merges, or you don’t know that rebasing…


In this post, Chief Product Officer of Blick-Group and former Editor-in-Chief of Blick.ch, Katia Murmann, and Palantir Deployment Strategist Romain de Ganay discuss the foundations of Ringier AG’s partnership with Palantir and how they’re leveraging the platform to better inform readers.

For more information, watch Palantir and Ringier’s recent partnership video.

Katia Murmann:

Journalism is at an inflection point. On one hand, globalization, digitization and social media proliferation have shortened the ‘news cycle’ to seconds; readers are looking for the latest news — in the moment it happens. …

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