Today, I’m thrilled to announce the GA of Alluxio 2.0.0, Alluxio’s biggest release to date (see our Release Notes & Release Blog) with over 900 commits.
Founder, Chairman and CTO, Alluxio
At Alluxio, we believe that in order to fundamentally solve the data access challenges, the world needs a new layer – a data orchestration platform – between computation frameworks and storage systems.
Notice anything new about our websites? That’s right – we are super excited to launch our new website – Alluxio.io!
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 of changes in the Alluxio web experience.
In the early 2000s, big data was born, and technology companies were racing to create the next-gen compute frameworks or storage systems geared towards the requirements brought about by big data. By the time I was a first year Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab in 2011, numerous advances in big data related technologies such as Apache Spark was emerging. Through working on Apache Spark and getting exposed to cutting-edge technologies it became clear that sharing data among data driven applications with different compute frameworks and moving data across storage systems would become the bottleneck for any organization that wants to extract value from their data. To solve these challenges, I created Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), which for the lack of a defined category I called it a virtualized distributed file system in my original thesis.
Our mission at Alluxio is to unify data at memory speed. Today we’re excited to unveil our first products which enable organizations to turn data into value with unprecedented ease, flexibility, and speed. We believe our new products will substantially advance Alluxio for both the community and our enterprise customers.
In this blog, I will share with you the big data challenges application developers and business line owners face today, and show how Alluxio addresses these challenges.
We’re excited to announce that the Alluxio open source project is adopting the Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL) model. The day-to-day management of the project will be carried out by the Project Management Committee (PMC). Within the PMC, there are Maintainers, who are responsible for upholding the quality of the code in their respective components.
With the adoption of a project management mechanism, we believe it will further accelerate the project growth and enable contributors around the world to easily collaborate to bring exciting new features and improvements to Alluxio.
Today, we are very excited to announce the 1.0 release of Alluxio, the world’s first memory-centric virtual distributed storage system, which unifies data access and bridges computation frameworks and underlying storage systems. Applications only need to connect with Alluxio to access data stored in any underlying storage systems. Additionally, Alluxio’s memory-centric architecture enables data access orders of magnitude faster than existing solutions.