Evolution of big data stacks under computational and storage separation architecture

Shanghai *

A new generation of open source big data, represented by Alluxio, born at the University of California at Berkeley, looks at this issue. Different from systems such as designing storage tight coupling to achieve low-cost reliable storage HDFS, by providing a virtual data storage layer defined and implemented by software for data applications, abstracting and integrating cloudy, hybrid cloud, multi-data center and other environments The underlying files and objects, and through intelligent workload analysis and data management, make data close to computing and provide data locality, big data and machine learning applications can be achieved with the same performance and lower cost.

Accelerate and Scale Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning Pipelines with Disaggregated Compute and Storage

Alluxio | SwiftStack Webinar *

Enterprises are increasingly looking towards object stores to power their big data & machine learning workloads in a cost-effective way. The combination of SwiftStack and Alluxio together, enables users to seamlessly move towards a disaggregated architecture. Swiftstack provides a massively parallel cloud object storage and multi-cloud data management system. Alluxio is a data orchestration layer, which sits between compute frameworks and storage systems and enables big data workloads to be deployed directly on SwiftStack. Alluxio provides data locality, accessibility and elasticity via its core innovations. With the Alluxio and Swiftstack solution, Spark, Presto, Tensorflow and Hive and other compute workloads can benefit from 10X performance improvement and dramatically lower costs.

Moving From Apache Thrift to gRPC: A Perspective From Alluxio

As part of the Alluxio 2.0 release, we have moved our RPC framework from Apache Thrift to gRPC. In this article, we will talk about the reasons behind this change as well as some lessons we learned along the way.
In Alluxio 1.x, the RPC communication between clients and servers is built mostly on top of Apache Thrift. Thrift enabled us to define Alluxio service interface in simple IDL files and implement client binding using native Java interfaces generated by Thrift compiler. However, we faced several challenges as we continued developing new features and improvements for Alluxio.

Alluxio: Solving the Framework-Storage Gap in Big Data

DSI Conference San Mateo *

In this talk, Haoyuan Li, co-creator of Tachyon (and a founding committer of Spark) and CEO of Tachyon Nexus will explain how the next wave of innovation in storage will be driven by separating the functional layer from the persistent storage layer, and how memory-centric architecture through Tachyon is making this possible. Li will describe the future of distributed file storage and highlight how Tachyon supports specific use cases.

Modern Software Architectures and Data Pipelines

Scalæ By The Bay San Francisco *

Throughout our four-year history, Scala and Scale By the Bay is leading the way on evangelizing and understansing modern software architectures. We have the best set of them here, including Akka, Kafka, Spark, Finagle, Lagom, and so on. How do they come together in a SMACK / MIND Stack? What are the best practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid? This panels of experienced practitioners will discuss and illuminate it all.

How Alluxio (formerly Tachyon) brings a 300x performance improvement to Qunar’s streaming processing

Strata+Hadoop World Singapore *

Alluxio is the first memory-speed virtual distributed storage system in the world. It unifies the interface between the various computing frameworks and under storages. Data access can be several magnitude faster because of Alluxio’s memory-centric architecture. In addition, Alluxio’s tiered storage, unified namespace, flexible file API, web UI, and command-line tools increase the usability in different application scenarios.
Qunar has been running Alluxio in production for over a year. Lei Xu explores how stream processing on Alluxio has led to a 16x performance improvement on average and 300x improvement at service peak time on workloads at Qunar.

Fighting Cybercrime: A Joint Task Force of Real-Time Data and Human Analytics

Spark Summit East *

In this presentation, William Callaghan will focus on the challenges faced and lessons learned in building a human-in-the loop cyber threat analytics pipeline. They will discuss the topic of analytics in cybersecurity and highlight the use of technologies such as Spark Streaming/SQL, Cassandra, Kafka and Alluxio in creating an analytics architecture with missions-critical response times.

Accelerating Spark Workloads in an Apache Mesos Environment with Alluxio

MesosCon North America 2017 *

Using Alluxio, an open-source memory speed virtual distributed storage system, deployed on Mesos enables connecting any compute framework, such as Apache Spark, to storage systems via a unified namespace. Alluxio enables applications to interact with any data at memory speed. Alluxio can eliminate the pains of ETL and data duplication, and enable new workloads across all data. Adit will discuss the architecture of Mesos, Spark and Alluxio to achieve an optimal architecture for enterprises.

Powering Robotics Clouds with Alluxio

Strata San Jose *

The rise of robotics applications demands new cloud architectures that deliver high throughput and low latency. Bin Fan and Shaoshan Liu explain how PerceptIn designed and implemented a cloud architecture to support video streaming and online object recognition tasks and demonstrate how Alluxio supports these emerging cloud architectures.