The purpose of Alluxio is to be an abstraction layer with storage systems underneath it. Alluxio is designed in a way that it assumes that there’s a storage layer underneath, so using it as another storage system does not solve the problem of having storage and compute co-located. Alluxio allows you to have long-running data … Continued
This article aims to provide a different approach to help connect and make distributed files systems like HDFS or cloud storage systems look like a local file system to data processing frameworks: the Alluxio POSIX API. To explain the approach better, we used the TensorFlow + Alluxio + AWS S3 stack as an example.
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Some people experience serious performance issue in HDFS namenode (v2.7) response time. Particularly during peak traffic time, an HDFS namenode can become overloaded and some DFS operations (like listing a directory) can take a long time, which affects the query response time for Presto and other Hadoop applications. To solve for challenges in high latency … Continued
What is Apache Hadoop If you’re new to building big data applications, Apache Hadoop is a distributed framework for managing data processing and storage for big data applications running in clustered systems. It consists of 5 modules – a distributed file system (aka HDFS or Hadoop Distributed File System), MapReduce for parallel processing of datasets, … Continued
Today when we create a Hive table, it is a common technique to partition the table across different values and ranges to improve query performance and reduce maintenance cost. However, Hive can not access a single table directly using a single query with the data of this Hive table across different mediums of storage and … Continued
Problem Sometimes big data analytics need process input data from two different storage systems at the same time. For instance, a data scientists may need to join two tables one from a HDFS cluster and one from S3. Existing Solutions Certain computation frameworks may be able to connect to storage systems including HDFS and popular cloud … Continued
Alluxio can help data scientists and data engineers interact with different storage systems in a hybrid cloud environment. Using Alluxio as a data access layer for Big Data and Machine Learning applications, data processing pipelines can improve efficiency without explicit data ETL steps and the resulting data duplication across storage systems.
Alluxio provides a distributed data access layer for applications like Spark or Presto to access different underlying file system (or UFS) through a single API in a unified file system namespace. If users only interact with the files in the UFS through Alluxio, since Alluxio has knowledge of any changes the client makes to the UFS, it will keep Alluxio namespace in sync with the UFS namespace.