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Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, today announced it has been named a “Gold Stevie® Winner” in the Big Data Solution category in The 18th Annual American Business Awards® and to the DBTA 100 2020: “The Companies That Matter Most in Data” list.
Did someone tell your data to shelter in place? That wouldn’t make any sense, would it? Ironically, for vast troves of valuable enterprise data, that might as well be the case, because massive, compute-bound data silos are practically everywhere in the corporate world.
In this episode of TFiR Insights, we sat down with Haoyuan (H.Y.) Li, founder and CEO of Alluxio to talk about these challenges and benefits of hybrid cloud. We also talked about the fact that open source software alone can’t solve these problems the ecosystem also needs commercial solutions around these open source technologies so companies can focus on their business instead of managing and maintaining their stack.
Google’s TensorFlow and Facebook’s PyTorch are two Deep Learning frameworks that have been popular with the open source community. Although PyTorch is still a relatively new framework, many developers have successfully adopted it due to its ease of use.
Today, there is a constantly evolving list of data management issues that organizations are contending with. In addition to pressures of exploding data volumes, there is urgent demand for real-time, data-driven insights as well as more widespread data access. Expanding regulatory mandates also demand greater data quality and governance, as do cybersecurity threats.
Website traffic for certain businesses is up. A company like Instacart has started hiring many more people as demand has grown. Amazon has delayed delivery for non-essential goods. When there is this type of demand spike, there are two solutions, one is over-provisioning, the other is migrating to the cloud, including a hybrid cloud.
Open source solutions enable enterprises to remain cloud-agnostic and avoid vendor lock-in.
I had the opportunity to speak with Haoyuan (HY) Li, Founder and CEO of Alluxio. HY was a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley AMPLab when he built the beginnings of Alluxio (originally called Tachyon). His goal was to build the next-generation data analytics stack.