Two Sigma Case Study – Cloud bursting with Spark for on-premise Hadoop

Two Sigma, a leading hedge fund with more than $50 billion under management, turned to Alluxio for help with bursting Spark workloads in a public cloud to enable hybrid workloads for on-premise HDFS. With Alluxio, Two Sigma sees better performance, increased flexibility and dramatically lower costs with the number of model runs per day increased by 4x and the cost of compute reduced by 95%.

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Two Sigma Meetup Recap – Achieving Compute and Storage Independence for Data-driven Workloads

This is a recap of the Two Sigma and Alluxio joint meetup hosted in New York. Two Sigma is a leading hedge fund that leverages cutting edge technology to train their models with petabytes of data in on-premise storage. Special thanks to Two Sigma for hosting. Here are the slides from the presentation. In this meetup, Bin Fan from … Continued

Unified Big Data Analytics: Any Stack, Any Cloud

This presentation focuses on how Alluxio enables the big data analytics stack to be cloud-native. Today’s cloud object storage systems provide more cost-effective and scalable storage solutions but also different semantics and performance implications compared to HDFS. Applications like Spark or Presto will not benefit from the node-level locality or cross-job caching when retrieving data from the cloud object storage. Deploying Alluxio to access cloud solves these problems because data will be retrieved and cached in Alluxio instead of the underlying cloud or object storage repeatedly.

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Providing a Unified Data Layer at Memory Speed for Cloud Environments with Huawei and Alluxio

The cloud is rapidly becoming ubiquitous, with continued adoption focused on the flexibility and cost benefits of a utility infrastructure model. Enterprises are increasingly taking a “data first” view of infra- structure, which demands a new way of thinking in a world in which data is stored and accessed from multiple locations and providers. Performance and interoperability challenges, however, can present obstacles to cloud adoption and complicate data management. Techniques such as the use of data silos, ETL processes and multiple data copies, which are commonly employed to accommodate cloud limitations, often tend to offset the expected benefits of cloud infrastructure. Alluxio offers a new way to enhance the benefits of cloud infra- structure without the performance limitations or interoperability challenges resulting from accessing disparate data sources in multiple, often remote, locations.

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