CNCF Member Webinar: Improving Data Locality for Analytics Jobs on Kubernetes Using Alluxio

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In the on-prem days, one key performance optimization for Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark workloads is to run tasks on nodes with local HDFS data. However, while adoption of the Cloud & Kubernetes makes scaling compute workloads exceptionally easy, HDFS is often not an option. Effectively accessing data from cloud-native storage services like AWS S3 or even on-premises HDFS becomes harder as data locality is lost.

Improving Data Locality for Spark Jobs on Kubernetes Using Alluxio

Alluxio Community Office Hour *

One important performance optimization in Apache Spark is to schedule tasks on nodes with HDFS data nodes locally serving the task input data. However, more users are running Apache Spark natively on Kubernetes where HDFS is not an option. This office hour describes the concept and dataflow with respect to using the stack of Spark/Alluxio in Kubernetes with enhanced data locality even the storage service is outside or remote.

Tech Talk: Accelerating Spark with Kubernetes

Kubernetes is widely used across enterprises to orchestrate computation. And while Kubernetes helps improve flexibility and portability for computation in public/hybrid cloud environments across infrastructure providers, running data-intensive workloads can be challenging.

When it comes to efficiently moving data closer to Spark or Presto frameworks, co-locating data with these frameworks and accessing data from multiple or remote clouds is hard to do. That’s where Alluxio, an open source data orchestration platform, can help.

Alluxio enables data locality with your Spark and Presto workloads for faster performance and better data accessibility in Kubernetes. It also provides portability across storage providers.

In this on demand tech talk we’ll give a quick overview of Alluxio and the use cases it powers for Spark/Presto in Kubernetes. We’ll show you how to set up Alluxio and Spark/Presto to run in Kubernetes as well.

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Accelerating Spark with Kubernetes

Alluxio Tech Talk *

This tech talk gives a quick overview of Alluxio and the use cases it powers for Spark/Presto in Kubernetes. We also show you how to set up Alluxio and Spark/Presto to run in Kubernetes.

Is Alluxio able to create a data grid for Kubernetes?

Alluxio is available via Docker. You can create a cluster of Alluxio within a Kubernetes cluster. Given that we do have these containers, you can either use a daemon set or a replica set within a Kubernetes cluster to create an alluxio cluster itself and have it co-located within your other nodes that may be … Continued

Community Office Hour: Running Spark & Alluxio in Kubernetes

The data orchestration layer bridging the gap between data locality with improved performance and data accessibility for analytics workloads in Kubernetes, and enables portability across storage providers.
An overview of Alluxio and the cloud use case with Spark in Kubernetes. Learn how to set up Alluxio and Spark to run in Kubernetes.

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