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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Modern Software Architectures and Data Pipelines Panel

Scala by the Bay 2016 – Throughout our four-year history, Scala and Scale By the Bay is leading the way on evangelizing and understanding modern software architectures. We have the best set of them here, including Akka, Kafka, Spark, Finagle, Lagom, and so on. How do they come together in a SMACK / MIND Stack? What are the best practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid? This panels of experienced practitioners will discuss and illuminate it all.

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Alluxio (formerly Tachyon): An open source memory-speed virtual distributed storage system

Strata+Hadoop 2016 – In the past year, the Alluxio project experienced a tremendous improvement in performance and scalability and was extended with key new features including tiered storage, transparent naming, and unified namespace. At the same time, the Alluxio ecosystem has expanded to include support for more under storage systems and computation frameworks.

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