Creating Grafana Dashboards to Visualize Alluxio Metrics

Grafana, a comprehensive metrics visualization software, ties into this process by pulling the metrics that systems like Alluxio collect through a sink and visualizes them in a more helpful fashion. This guide will cover how to set up Grafana and Graphite, a supported sink for Alluxio that will put metrics in a time-series database, along with exploring some of the possibilities that the combination offers.

Tachyon: Past, Present and Future

Bay Area Meetup *

Tachyon is a memory-centric fault-tolerant distributed storage system, which enables reliable file sharing at memory-speed. It originated from AMPLab, UC Berkeley in 2012, the same lab produced Apache Mesos and Apache Spark. Soon later, it became an open source project and is deployed at many companies. Since then, Tachyon has attracted more than 200 contributors from over 50 institutions. In 2015, company Tachyon Nexus was founded to further accelerate the development of Tachyon. In this talk, we will review Tachyon’s new features, deployments, and developments in 2015, and look into 2016.

Production Spark and Tachyon Use Cases

Spark Summit Europe *

During the past several years, Spark has significantly changed the landscape of big data computing. It improves performance of various applications dramatically. However, in certain Spark use cases, the bottleneck is in the I/O stack. In this talk, we will introduce Tachyon, a distributed memory-centric storage system. In addition, we will talk about several production use cases where Tachyon further improves Spark applications’ performance by orders of magnitude.

Deep learning architecture using Tachyon and Spark & Tachyon New Features

Bay Area Meetup *

In the presentation, we will explore several potential industry use cases enabled by the new features. One-click cluster deployment enables users to experiment and prototype with Tachyon on AWS, launching not only Tachyon but also the computation framework and storage system of their choice. Mounting of multiple under storage systems and transparent naming enables more exciting use cases for Tachyon users.

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.