Unified Big Data Analytics – Any stack, Any Cloud

Boston Meetup *

This presentation focuses on how Alluxio helps the big data analytics stack to be cloud-native. The trending 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.

Two Sigma Open Source Meetup

New York Meetup *

TSOS meetups focus on the open source projects that Two Sigma cares most about, from projects we generated in-house then open sourced to large external open source projects that we depend on to do our work. This time, Wenbo Zhao (Two Sigma) and Bin Fan (Alluxio) will be presenting on how Two Sigma uses Alluxio to make data-intensive compute independent of the storage beneath.

Unify Data Analytics: Any Stack Any Cloud | Webinar | Big Data Demystified

Alluxio Tech Talk *

This webinar reviews: The observation and analysis of trends of separation of Storage and Compute in Big Data ecosystem; Why and how to build a new data access layer between compute and storage in this data stack; Alluxio open source: history, overview, design, and architecture; Production Use case with Spark, Presto, Tensorflow and etc; A demo of running Presto on Alluxio on S3

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

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. In this tech talk, we will provide a brief overview of the Alluxio and SwiftStack solution as well as the key use cases it enables.

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Achieving Separation of Compute and Storage in a Cloud World

Alluxio Tech Talk *

In this tech talk, we will discuss why leading enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud architectures with compute and storage disaggregated, the new challenges that this new paradigm introduces, and the unified data solution Alluxio provides for hybrid environments.

Tech Talk: Achieving Separation of Compute and Storage in a Cloud World

The rise of compute intensive workloads and the adoption of the cloud has driven organizations to adopt a decoupled architecture for modern workloads – one in which compute scales independently from storage. While this enables scaling elasticity, it introduces new problems – how do you co-locate data with compute, how do you unify data across multiple remote clouds, how do you keep storage and I/O service costs down and many more.  

Enter Alluxio, a virtual unified file system, which sits between compute and storage that allows you to realize the benefits of a  hybrid cloud architecture with the same performance and lower costs. 

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