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Notice anything new about our websites? That’s right – we are super excited to launch our new website –! As we continue our focus on our open source community, one important item on our mind was to rebuild our website to provide better user experience for our community. To that end, you’ll see lots … Continued

Recap: Spark+AI Summit 2019

Alluxio is a proud sponsor and exhibitor of Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco. If you missed the conference, don’t worry we’ve got you covered! What’s Spark+AI Summit? It’s the world’s largest conference that is focused on Apache Spark – Alluxio’s older cousin open source project from the same lab (UC Berkeley’s AMPLab – now RISElab). … Continued

Moving From Apache Thrift to gRPC: A Perspective From Alluxio

As part of the Alluxio 2.0 release, we have moved our RPC framework from Apache Thrift to gRPC. In this article, we will talk about the reasons behind this change as well as some lessons we learned along the way. Alluxio is an open-source distributed virtual file system, acting as the data access layer that enables bigdata and … Continued

Two Sigma Meetup Recap – Achieving Compute and Storage Independence for Data-driven Workloads

This is a recap of the Two Sigma and Alluxio joint meetup hosted in New York. Two Sigma is a leading hedge fund that leverages cutting edge technology to train their models with petabytes of data in on-premise storage. Special thanks to Two Sigma for hosting. Here are the slides from the presentation. In this meetup, Bin Fan from … Continued

China Unicom Uses Alluxio and Spark to Build New Computing Platform to Serve Mobile Users

Abstract China Unicom is one of the five largest telecom operators in the world. China Unicom’s booming business in 4G and 5G networks has to serve an exploding base of hundreds of millions of smartphone users. This unprecedented growth brought enormous challenges and new requirements to the data processing infrastructure. The previous generation of its … Continued