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A Journey Towards Data Locality on Cloud for Machine Learning and AI

In this blog, we discuss the importance of data locality for efficient machine learning on the cloud. We examine the pros and cons of existing solutions and the tradeoff between reducing costs and maximizing performance through data locality. We then highlight the new-generation Alluxio design and implementation, detailing how it brings value to model training … Continued

Beyond the Hype: 10 Core Principles for AI Success

This article was initially posted on datanami. The paradigm shift ushered in by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in today’s business and technological landscapes is nothing short of revolutionary. AI’s potential to transform traditional business models, optimize operations, and catalyze innovation is vast. But navigating its complexities can be daunting. Organizations must understand and adhere to some foundational … Continued

AI Infra Day Sessions Recap

Alluxio, the data platform company for all data-driven workloads, hosted the community event “AI Infra Day” on October 25, 2023. This virtual event brought together technology leaders working on AI infrastructure from Uber, Meta, and Intel, to delve into the intricate aspects of building scalable, performant, and cost-effective AI platforms. Bin Fan, Alluxio’s Chief Architect … Continued

The Data-Driven Heartbeat of Artificial Intelligence

This article was initially posted on Solutions Review. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has consistently been in the limelight as the precursor of the next technological era. Its limitless applications, ranging from simple chatbots to intricate neural networks capable of deep learning, promise a future where machines understand and replicate complex human processes. Yet, at the heart of … Continued

GPUs Are Fast, I/O is Your Bottleneck

This article was initially posted on ITOpsTimes. Unless you’ve been living off the grid, the hype around Generative AI has been impossible to ignore. A critical component fueling this AI revolution is the underlying computing power, GPUs. The lightning-fast GPUs enable speedy model training. But a hidden bottleneck can severely limit their potential – I/O. If … Continued

Consistent Hashing in Alluxio DORA

Consistent hashing is a special technique that allows hash rings to be expanded or shrunk dynamically with minimal disruption. Alluxio’s DORA (Decentralized Object Repository Architecture) uses consistent hashing for load balancing when scaling nodes. To reach the goal of fast performance, strict consistency, and load balancing, we analyze, evaluate, and select the most suitable consistent … Continued

Introducing DORA: The Next-generation Alluxio Architecture

Today, we are thrilled to launch the Alluxio Enterprise AI product. One of the key innovations is the introduction of the next-generation architecture DORA – a Decentralized Object Repository Architecture. This blog talks about our development of the DORA architecture, including our motivation, design decisions, and implementation. 1. Moving from Data Analytics to the AI … Continued