Serving Structured Data in Alluxio: Concept

This article introduces Structured Data Management available in the latest Alluxio 2.2.0 release, a new effort to provide further benefits to SQL and structured data workloads using Alluxio.

What’s new in Alluxio 2.2

With this release comes the General Availability (GA) of Alluxio Structured Data Services (SDS), the subsystem of Alluxio responsible for managing and transforming structured data, such as databases, tables, and partitions.

Enabling Ultra-fast Presto in the Cloud with Alluxio

This talk describes a stack of open-source projects to serve high-concurrent and low-latency SQL queries using Presto with Alluxio on big data in the cloud. Deploying Alluxio as a data orchestration layer to access cloud storage object storage (e.g., AWS S3), this architecture greatly enhances the data locality of Presto with distributed and cross-query caching, thus avoids reading the same data repeatedly from the cloud storage.

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Creating Grafana Dashboards to Visualize Alluxio Metrics

Grafana, a comprehensive metrics visualization software, ties into this process by pulling the metrics that systems like Alluxio collect through a sink and visualizes them in a more helpful fashion. This guide will cover how to set up Grafana and Graphite, a supported sink for Alluxio that will put metrics in a time-series database, along with exploring some of the possibilities that the combination offers.

Accelerating Write-intensive Data Workloads on AWS S3

Alluxio is an open-source data orchestration system widely used to speed up data-intensive workloads in the cloud. Alluxio v2.0 introduced Replicated Async Write to allow users to complete writes to Alluxio file system and return quickly with high application performance, while still providing users with peace of mind that data will be persisted to the chosen under storage like S3 in the background.