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New Whitepaper: Structured Big Data Federation

Alluxio helps organizations handle their big data by providing a unified view of all of the data in your enterprise – on premise, in the cloud, or hybrid. Applications access data using a standard interface to a global virtual namespace. Alluxio also employs a memory-centric architecture to enable data access at memory speed. With the combined unification and performance benefits, Alluxio can effectively provide big data federation for organizations by acting as a virtual data lake.

Enabling Decoupled Compute and Storage with Alluxio

The primary appeal of a coupled compute-storage architecture, an architecture where the computation is happening on the machines where the data resides, is the performance possible by bringing the compute engine to the data it requires; however, the costs of maintaining such tight-knit architectures are gradually overtaking the performance benefits. Especially with the popularity of cloud resources, being able to independently scale compute and storage results in large cost savings and cheaper maintenance. In addition, data has become the new oil, and all modern organizations are looking to capture as much data as possible.

Accelerating Cloud Pipelines with Alluxio and Fast Durable Writes

Using Alluxio, data can be shared between pipeline stages at memory speed. By reading and writing data in Alluxio, the data can stay in memory for the next stage of the pipeline, and this can greatly increase the performance. Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) introduces Fast Durable Writes, a feature which enables low latency and fault-tolerant writes. In this article, we describe the Fast Durable Writes feature, and explore how Alluxio can be deployed and used with a data pipeline.

Announcing the Release of Alluxio Enterprise Edition and Community Edition v1.7.0

We are excited to announce the release of Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) and Community Edition (ACE) v1.7.0. This release brings enhanced caching policies, further ecosystem integrations, and significant usability improvements. One highlight is the Alluxio FUSE API which provides users with the ability to interact with Alluxio through a local filesystem mount. Alluxio FUSE is particularly useful for integrating with deep learning frameworks such as Tensorflow.

Flexible and Fast Storage for Deep Learning with Alluxio

In the age of growing datasets and increased computing power, deep learning has become a popular technique for AI. Deep learning models continue to improve their performance across a variety of domains, with access to more and more data, and the processing power to train larger neural networks. This rise of deep learning advances the state-of-the-art for AI, but also exposes some challenges for the access to data and storage systems. In this article, we further describe the storage challenges for deep learning workloads and how Alluxio can help to solve them.

Kyligence leverages Alluxio to accelerate OLAP in the cloud

OLAP (on-line analytical processing) technology has been widely adopted by enterprises since last century; Enterprises rely on OLAP to analyze their huge amount of data, generate reporting and so to help business people making decisions. Today in the era of big data, OLAP becomes more important and challenging than ever before; and cloud computing makes this further true. This article introduces how Kyligence, a cutting-edge big data intelligence company, leverages Alluxio to boost their performance in the cloud.

Announcing the Release of Alluxio AEE v1.6.0 and ACE v1.6.0

We are excited to announce Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) 1.6.0 and Alluxio Community Edition (ACE) 1.6.0 releases. The AEE release brings a new embedded journal as well as enhancements in the areas of Security and Fast Durable Write. In addition, both the AEE and the ACE releases bring new clients support (Amazon S3 API and Python Client), major usability improvements as well as enhanced integrations with the ecosystem.

Open Source Alluxio 1.5.0 Release Highlights

Open source Alluxio 1.5.0 has been released with a large number of new features and improvements. Alluxio allows any application to access data from any storage system transparently and at memory speed. Interoperability with other technologies in the ecosystem is an important step for enabling this, and in the 1.5.0 release, we have improved the accessibility of Alluxio in several key ways.

Announcing the Release of Alluxio AEE v1.5.0 and ACE v1.5.0

We are excited to announce Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) 1.5.0 and Alluxio Community Edition (ACE) 1.5.0 releases. The AEE release brings enhancements in the areas of security, multi-tenancy as well as working with multiple under-stores. In addition, both the AEE and the ACE releases bring major usability and performance improvements as well as enhanced integrations with the ecosystem.