Alluxio Use Cases and Future Directions

In this keynote, Calvin Jia will share some of the hottest use cases in Alluxio 2 and discuss the future directions of the project being pioneered by Alluxio and the community. Bin Fan will provide an overview of the growth of Alluxio open-source community with highlights on community-driven collaboration with engineering teams from Microsoft and Alibaba to advance the technology.

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Data Orchestration for Analytics and AI in the Cloud Era

In this keynote from Haoyuan Li, founder and CEO of Alluxio, we will showcase how organizations have built data platforms based on data orchestration. The need to simplify data management and acceleration across different business personas has given rise to data orchestration as a requisite piece of the modern data platform. In addition, we will outline typical journeys for realizing a hybrid and multi-cloud strategy.

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The practice of Presto & Alluxio in E-commerce big data platform is one of the largest e-commerce corporations. In big data platform of, there are tens of thousands of nodes and tens of petabytes off-line data which require millions of spark and MapReduce jobs to process everyday. As the main query engine, thousands of machines work as Presto nodes and Presto plays an import role in the field of In-place analysis and BI tools. Meanwhile, Alluxio is deployed to improve the performance of Presto. The practice of Presto & Alluxio in benefits a lot of engineers and analysts.

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Unified Data Access with Gimel

At PayPal & any other data driven enterprise – data users & applications work with a variety of data sources (RDBMS, NoSQL, Messaging, Documents, Big Data, Time Series Databases), compute engines (Spark, Flink, Beam, Hive), languages (Scala, Python, SQL) and execution models (stream, batch, interactive) to process petabytes of data. Due to this complex matrix of technologies and thousands of datasets, engineers spend considerable time learning about different data sources, formats, programming models, APIs, optimizations, etc. which impacts time-to-market (TTM).

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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 of 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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Speeding Up Atlas Deep Learning Platform with Alluxio + Fluid

Unisound focuses on Artificial Intelligence services for the Internet of Things. It is an artificial intelligence company with completely independent intellectual property rights and the world’s top intelligent voice technology. Atlas is the Deep Learning platform within Unisound AI Labs, which provides deep learning pipeline support for hundreds of algorithm scientists. This talk shares three real business training scenarios that leverage Alluxio’s distributed caching capabilities and Fluid’s cloud native capabilities, and achieve significant training acceleration and solve platform IO bottlenecks. We hope that the practice of Alluxio & Fluid on Atlas platform will bring benefits to more companies and engineers.

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