Bringing a large language model from its initial training to deployment requires numerous systems and components. At Zhihu, we grappled with a multi-cloud, cross-region AI platform, requiring an efficient solution to facilitate the rapid training and delivery of models for production use cases. This led us to adopt Alluxio, the high-performance data access layer for … Continued
Chuanying Chen, Senior Software Engineer at Ant Group, provides a deep dive into the practices of optimizing Alluxio for reliable, scalable, and high-performance large-scale training on billions of files. 1. Background Ant Group, formerly known as Ant Financial, is an affiliate company of the Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group. The group owns the world’s largest mobile … Continued
Originally published on vmblog.com: https://vmblog.com/archive/2022/12/27/alluxio-2023-predictions-what-s-next-for-data-analytics-ai-and-cloud-in-2023.aspx As we enter 2023, the world of analytics, AI, and cloud is entering an exciting new phase, with a wide range of innovations and developments set to reshape the landscape. Below are some trends that will have the most impact in the coming year. Trend 1: Cloud cost optimization is … Continued
Data platform teams are increasingly challenged with accessing multiple data stores that are separated from compute engines, such as Spark, Presto, TensorFlow or PyTorch. Whether your data is distributed across multiple datacenters and/or clouds, a successful heterogeneous data platform requires efficient data access.
This presentation focuses on how Alluxio helps the big data analytics stack to be cloud-native. The trending Cloud object storage systems provide more cost-effective and scalable storage solutions but also different semantics and performance implications compared to HDFS. Applications like Spark or Presto will not benefit from the node-level locality or cross-job caching when retrieving data from the cloud object storage. Deploying Alluxio to access cloud solves these problems because data will be retrieved and cached in Alluxio instead of the underlying cloud or object storage repeatedly.
Alluxio foresaw the need for agility when accessing data across silos separated from compute engines like Spark, Presto, Tensorflow and PyTorch. Embracing the separation of storage from compute, the Alluxio data orchestration platform simplifies adoption of the data lake and data mesh paradigm for analytics and AI/ML. In this talk, Bin Fan will share observations to help identify ways to use the platform to meet the needs of your data environment and workloads.
Lei Li, AI Platform Lead, and Zifan Ni, Senior Software Engineer from Bilibili, share how they applied Alluxio to their AI platform to increase training efficiency, as well as best practices including technical architecture and specific tuning tips Overview About Bilibili Bilibili (NASDAQ: BILI) is a leading video community with a mission to enrich the … Continued
Shawn Sun from Alluxio will present the journey of using Alluxio as the storage system for Kubernetes through Container Storage Interface (CSI) plugin and Alluxio CSI driver. This talk will cover the challenges we are facing with traditional setup in the AI/ML training jobs, and how Alluxio CSI driver manages to address them. It will also talk about a recent change to the driver that made it more sturdy and robust.
With machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications becoming more business-critical, organizations are in the race to advance their AI/ML capabilities. To realize the full potential of AI/ML, having the right underlying machine learning platform is a prerequisite.