Tech Talk: Alluxio 2.0 Deep Dive – Simplifying data access for cloud workloads

Alluxio 2.0 is the most ambitious platform upgrade since the inception of Alluxio with greatly expanded capabilities to empower users to run analytics and AI workloads on private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructures leveraging valuable data wherever it might be stored. 

This release, now available for download, includes many advancements that will allow users to push the limits of their data-workloads in the cloud. 

In this tech talk, we will introduce the key new features and enhancements such as:

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Tech Talk: Accelerate and Scale Big Data Analytics with Disaggregated Compute and Storage

The ever increasing challenge to process and extract value from exploding data with AI and analytics workloads makes a memory centric architecture with disaggregated storage and compute more attractive. This decoupled architecture enables users to innovate faster and scale on-demand. Enterprises are also increasingly looking towards object stores to power their big data & machine learning workloads in a cost-effective way. However, object stores don’t provide big data compatible APIs as well as the required performance. 

In this webinar, the Intel and Alluxio teams will present a proposed reference architecture using Alluxio as the in-memory accelerator for object stores to enable modern analytical workloads such as Spark, Presto, Tensorflow, and Hive. We will also present a technical overview of Alluxio.

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O’Reilly AI Conference Keynote: Data Orchestration for AI, Big Data, and Cloud

Haoyuan Li’s keynote at O’Reilly Beijing discusses open source data orchestration and the value of leveraging Alluxio with rising trends driving the need for a new architecture. Four big trends driving this need: Separation of compute & storage, hybrid-multi cloud environments, rise of object store and self-service data across the enterprise.

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Tech Talk: Accelerate Spark Workloads on S3

While running analytics workloads using EMR Spark on S3 is a common deployment today, many organizations face issues in performance and consistency. EMR can be bottlenecked when reading large amounts of data from S3, and sharing data across multiple stages of a pipeline can be difficult as S3 is eventually consistent for read-your-own-write scenarios.  

A simple solution is to run Spark on Alluxio as a distributed cache for S3. Alluxio stores data in memory close to Spark, providing high performance, in addition to providing data accessibility and abstraction for deployments in both public and hybrid clouds.

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Community Office Hour: Running Spark & Alluxio in Kubernetes

The data orchestration layer bridging the gap between data locality with improved performance and data accessibility for analytics workloads in Kubernetes, and enables portability across storage providers.
An overview of Alluxio and the cloud use case with Spark in Kubernetes. Learn how to set up Alluxio and Spark to run in Kubernetes.

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Alluxio at Beijing Meetup

Haoyuan Li presents at Beijing Meetup on open source data orchestration and the value of leveraging Alluxio with rising trends driving the need for a new architecture. Four big trends driving this need: Separation of compute & storage, hybrid-multi cloud environments, rise of object store and self-service data across the enterprise.

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