A Journey Towards Data Locality on Cloud for Machine Learning and AI

In this blog, we discuss the importance of data locality for efficient machine learning on the cloud. We examine the pros and cons of existing solutions and the tradeoff between reducing costs and maximizing performance through data locality. We then highlight the new-generation Alluxio design and implementation, detailing how it brings value to model training … Continued

A Deep Dive into Caching in Presto

This article was initially posted on InfoWorld. Understand the caching mechanisms for the popular distributed SQL engine and how to use them to improve query speed and efficiency. Presto is a popular, open source, distributed SQL engine that enables organizations to run interactive analytic queries on multiple data sources at a large scale. Caching is a typical optimization … Continued

Trino Optimization With Distributed Caching on Data Lakes: Trino Fest 2023 Session Recap

Originally published on trino.io: https://trino.io/blog/2023/07/21/trino-fest-2023-alluxio-recap.html By 2025, there will be 100 zetabytes stored in the cloud. That’s 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes – a huge, eye-popping number. But only about 10% of that data is actually used on a regular basis. At Uber, for example, only 1% of their disk space is used for 50% of the data they access … Continued

Avoid Data Silos in Presto in Meta: the journey from Raptor to RaptorX

This blog was originally published in the Presto blog: https://prestodb.io/blog/2022/01/28/avoid-data-silos-in-presto-in-meta Alluxio: Rongrong Zhong Meta: James Sun, Ke Wang Raptor is a Presto connector (presto-raptor) that is used to power some critical interactive query workloads in Meta (previously Facebook). Though referred to in the ICDE 2019 paper Presto: SQL on Everything, it remains somewhat mysterious to many Presto users … Continued

How Trino and Alluxio Power Analytics at Razorpay

This blog was originally published in Razorpay Engineering Blog: https://engineering.razorpay.com/how-trino-and-alluxio-power-analytics-at-razorpay-803d3386daaf Razorpay is a large fintech company in India. Razorpay provides a payment solution that offers a fast, affordable, and secure way to accept and disburse payments online. On the engineering side, the availability and scalability of analytics infrastructure are crucial to providing seamless experiences to … Continued