Alluxio, an open source data orchestration technology, helping speed up Dataproc workloads by providing a distributed caching layer in the Dataproc Cluster.
Tag: cloud bursting
The DBS team was tasked to solve their compute capacity problem. They wanted to provide faster insights and analyze data for a range of use cases but didn’t have the ability to scale compute elastically on-prem.
One use case that challenged them was customer call analysis. With the millions of customer calls they get every year, DBS manages over 50TB of customer data and audio files. This data needed to reside on-prem for compliance reasons. With on-prem compute limitations, they looked to the public cloud to analyze this data and selected “zero-copy” bursting as the best approach.
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In this tech talk, we’ll discuss why DBS turned to Alluxio’s bursting approach to help solve on-prem compute capacity challenges.
Want to leverage your existing investments in Hadoop with your data on-premise and still benefit from the elasticity of the cloud?
Like other Hadoop users, you most likely experience very large and busy Hadoop clusters, particularly when it comes to compute capacity. Bursting HDFS data to the cloud can bring challenges – network latency impacts performance, copying data via DistCP means maintaining duplicate data, and you may have to make application changes to accomodate the use of S3.
“Zero-copy” hybrid bursting with Alluxio keeps your data on-prem and syncs data to compute in the cloud so you can expand compute capacity, particularly for ephemeral Spark jobs.