Unified Data API for Distributed Cloud Analytics and AI

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.

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Architecting a Heterogeneous Data Platform Across Clusters, Regions, and Clouds

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.

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When AI Meets Alluxio at Bilibili | Building an Efficient AI Platform for Data Preprocessing and Model Training

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

Alluxio on Kubernetes – Powering training through Container Storage Interface plugin

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.

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Recommendations to Level Up Your Machine Learning Platform

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.

Orchestrating Data for Machine Learning Pipelines

This article will discuss a new solution to orchestrating data for end-to-end machine learning pipelines that addresses the above questions. I will outline common challenges and pitfalls, followed by proposing a new technique, data orchestration, to optimize the data pipeline for machine learning.

Architecting a Heterogeneous Data Platform Across Clusters, Regions, and Clouds

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. Alluxio enables you to embrace the separation of storage from compute and use Alluxio data orchestration to simplify adoption of the data lake and data mesh paradigms for analytics and AI/ML workloads.

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