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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Tech Talk: Achieving Separation of Compute and Storage in a Cloud World

The rise of compute intensive workloads and the adoption of the cloud has driven organizations to adopt a decoupled architecture for modern workloads – one in which compute scales independently from storage. While this enables scaling elasticity, it introduces new problems – how do you co-locate data with compute, how do you unify data across multiple remote clouds, how do you keep storage and I/O service costs down and many more.  

Enter Alluxio, a virtual unified file system, which sits between compute and storage that allows you to realize the benefits of a  hybrid cloud architecture with the same performance and lower costs. 

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