Alluxio: A Virtual Distributed File System

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Alluxio presents a set of disparate data stores as a single file system, greatly reducing the complexity of storage APIs, and semantics exposed to applications. Alluxio is designed with a memory centric architecture, enabling applications to leverage memory speed I/O by simply using Alluxio. Alluxio has been deployed at hundreds of leading companies in production, serving critical workloads. Its open source community has attracted more than 800 contributors worldwide from over 200 companies.