Unified Namespace and Tiered Storage in Alluxio

Strata+Hadoop World San Jose *

Calvin Jia and Jiri Simsa explain how the current Alluxio tiered storage can be easily configured to use memory, SSDs, and hard drives in different tiers. Alluxio users and administrators do not have to manually migrate the data because data in Alluxio is managed transparently between all the configured tiers, similar to the way the CPU manages L1, L2, and lower-level caches. Meanwhile, Alluxio also provides users fine-grained control of manipulating data to plug in their own data-management strategies; users can also pin files in Alluxio to a specific storage or specify a TTL to files. Calvin and Jiri also describe the interface for managing heterogeneous data sources into the Alluxio namespace, which takes advantage of Alluxio’s ability to interoperate with different underlying storage systems such as HDFS, S3, GlusterFS, or Swift.

Past, Present and Future of Alluxio [Chinese]

Shanghai Meetup *

The Alluxio project has greatly improved system performance, Scalability and user experience, and added a series of new features, including scalable tiered storage, transparent UFS data reading and writing, unified namespaces, and more. Easy to use with Alluxio. At the same time, the Alluxio ecosystem has expanded to support different storage systems and computing frameworks. Alluxio now supports a variety of storage systems, including Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Gluster, Ceph, HDFS, NFS and OpenStack Swift, as well as big data processing frameworks such as Spark, MapReduce, Flink and more. These integrations allow Alluxio to manage and help with more and more complex data.

Past, Present and Future of Alluxio [Chinese]

Nanjing Big Data Meetup *

The Alluxio project has greatly improved system performance, Scalability and user experience, and added a series of new features, including scalable tiered storage, transparent UFS data reading and writing, unified namespaces, and more. Easy to use with Alluxio. At the same time, the Alluxio ecosystem has expanded to support different storage systems and computing frameworks. Alluxio now supports a variety of storage systems, including Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Gluster, Ceph, HDFS, NFS and OpenStack Swift, as well as big data processing frameworks such as Spark, MapReduce, Flink and more. These integrations allow Alluxio to manage and help with more and more complex data.

Alluxio (formerly Tachyon): The journey thus far and the road ahead

Strata+Hadoop World New York *

The goal is to make Alluxio accessible to an even wider set of users through a focus on security, new language bindings, and further increased stability. In addition, the team is working on new APIs to allow applications to access data more efficiently and manage data across different under storage systems.

Using Alluxio (formerly Tachyon) to Speed Up Big Data Analytics [Chinese]

Strata Data Conference Beijing *

An overview of Alluxio basics, demonstrating how Alluxio works and how to use this system to enable distributed computation engines (like Spark or MapReduce) to share data at memory speed. Using hands-on exercises, Yupeng and Rong walk you through deploying and running Alluxio, mounting external storage systems (like S3) into Alluxio’s namespace, interacting Alluxio with built-in commands and WebUI, and building simple big data applications using common computation frameworks (e.g., Apache Spark and Hadoop MapReduce) to read from and write to Alluxio.

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.

Guardant Health: Fast, scalable, data processing with Alluxio, Mesos, and Minio

Alluxio and Mesos Joint Meetup *

Speed is usually a key factor when analyzing large amounts of data. Alluxio enables analytics applications, such as Apache Spark, to retrieve stored data at memory speeds. DC/OS makes it easy to deploy distributed programs (such as Alluxio and Spark) and containers across large clusters.
In this talk, we will first discuss the development of the DC/OS Alluxio package, which deploys Alluxio on top of DC/OS, and then then demo the deployment a complete analytics stack, both with and without Alluxio, in order to see the benefits Alluxio provides.

Accelerating Spark Workloads in a Mesos Environment with Alluxio

MesosCon Europe 2017 *

Using Alluxio, a 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. Gene will discuss the architecture of Mesos, Spark and Alluxio to achieve an optimal architecture for enterprises.