Building a high-performance platform on AWS to support real-time gaming services using Presto, Alluxio, and S3

Electronic Arts (EA) is a leading company in the gaming industry, providing over a thousand games to serve billions of users worldwide. The EA Data & AI Department builds hundreds of platforms to manage petabytes of data generated by games and users every day. These platforms consist of a wide range of data analytics, from real-time data ingestion to ETL pipelines. Formatted data produced by our department is widely adopted by executives, producers, product managers, game engineers, and designers for marketing and monetization, game design, customer engagement, player retention, and end-user experience.

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Accelerating Data Computation on Ceph Objects using Alluxio

In this talk, we will present how using Alluxio computation and storage ecosystems can better interact benefiting the “bringing the data close to the code” approach. Moving away from the complete disaggregation of computation and storage, data locality can enhance the computation performance. During this talk, we will present our observations and testing results that will show important enhancements in accelerating Spark Data Analytics on Ceph Objects Storage using Alluxio.

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What’s new in Alluxio 2.4

Alluxio 2.4.0 focuses on features critical to large scale, production deployments in Cloud and Hybrid Cloud environments. Features such as highly scalable metadata journaling, aggregate cluster metrics monitoring, and automated detection of JVM pauses further improve Alluxio’s suitability for demanding workloads.

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Accelerate Analytics and ML in the Hybrid Cloud Era

Many companies we talk to have on premises data lakes and use the cloud(s) to burst compute. Many are now establishing new object data lakes as well. As a result, running analytics such as Hive, Spark, Presto and machine learning are experiencing sluggish response times with data and compute in multiple locations. We also know there is an immense and growing data management burden to support these workflows.

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