Alluxio Overview

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Alluxio is an open source software solution that connects analytics applications to heterogeneous data sources through a data orchestration layer that sits between compute and storage. It runs on commodity hardware, creating a shared data layer abstracting the files or objects in underlying persistent storage systems. Applications connect to Alluxio via a standard interface, accessing data from a single unified source. This white paper discusses the data center challenges Alluxio addresses, the benefits provided, and an overview of how it works.