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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Tech Talk: Introduction to Alluxio 2.0 Preview – 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 preview release, now available for download, includes many advancements that will allow users to push the limits of their data-workloads in the cloud.

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Tech Talk: Interactive Analytics with the Starburst Presto + Alluxio stack for the Cloud

As data analytic needs have increased with the explosion of data, the importance of the speed of analytics and the interactivity of queries has increased dramatically. 

In this tech talk, we will introduce the Starburst Presto, Alluxio, and cloud object store stack for building a highly-concurrent and low-latency analytics platform. This stack provides a strong solution to run fast SQL across multiple storage systems including HDFS, S3, and others in public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments.

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

Enterprises are increasingly looking towards object stores to power their big data & machine learning workloads in a cost-effective way. The combination of SwiftStack and Alluxio together, enables users to seamlessly move towards a disaggregated architecture. Swiftstack provides a massively parallel cloud object storage and multi-cloud data management system. Alluxio is a data orchestration layer, which sits between compute frameworks and storage systems and enables big data workloads to be deployed directly on SwiftStack. Alluxio provides data locality, accessibility and elasticity via its core innovations. With the Alluxio and Swiftstack solution, Spark, Presto, Tensorflow and Hive and other compute workloads can benefit from 10X performance improvement and dramatically lower costs. In this tech talk, we will provide a brief overview of the Alluxio and SwiftStack solution as well as the key use cases it enables.

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