This project aims at a minimal benchmark for scalability, speed and accuracy of commonly used implementations of a few machine learning algorithms. The target of this study is binary classification with numeric and categorical inputs (of limited cardinality i.e. not very sparse) and no missing data, perhaps the most common problem in business applications (e.g. credit scoring, fraud detection or churn prediction). If the input matrix is of n x p, n is varied as 10K, 100K, 1M, 10M, while p is ~1K (after expanding the categoricals into dummy variables/one-hot encoding). This particular type of data structure/size (the largest) stems from this author's interest in some particular business applications. Note: While a large part of this benchmark was done in Spring 2015 reflecting the state of ML implementations at that time, this repo is being updated if I see significant changes in implementations or new implementations have become widely available (e.g. lightgbm). Also, please find a summary of the progress and learnings from this benchmark at the end of this repo.