I personally think Quantopian / Zipline provide ample feature as a research platform, as I find it incomparably better than other open source efforts, and for an individual like myself, I did not yet find any better option.
On the other hand, I wonder if this platform is indeed good enough to be used for the production investment purpose.
One reason I am asking this is, because I would like to know if devoting hundreds of hours of my time is worth of my effort in a sense that the platform generates meaning result capable of generating profit in production (I know Q connects the investors to the well performing algorithms in the contests but I do not know for hour good chance, how many ideas are getting picked by funds through this channel).
Another reason is, out of curiosity I wonder if the institutions have access to indeed superior sets of resources.
Any comment would be appreciated, happy new year!