Bursting Apache Spark Workloads to the Cloud on Remote Data

Accessing data to run analytic workloads in Spark across data centers and/or clouds can be challenging. Additionally, network I/O can bottleneck Spark jobs that need to read a large amount of data. A common solution is to deploy an HDFS cluster closer to Spark as a caching layer and manually copy the input data to HDFS first, purging it afterward. But this ETL process can be both time-consuming and also error-prone.

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Bursting Apache Spark Workloads to the Cloud on Remote Data

Community Online Office Hour *

Accessing data to run analytic workloads in Spark across data centers and/or clouds can be challenging. Additionally, network I/O can bottleneck Spark jobs that need to read a large amount of data. A common solution is to deploy an HDFS cluster closer to Spark as a caching layer and manually copy the input data to HDFS first, purging it afterward. But this ETL process can be both time-consuming and also error-prone.

Ultra-fast SQL Analytics using PAS (Presto on Alluxio Stack)

Presto Meetup *

Presto is widely used for data science, business analytics, and operations. Presto’s SQL is a main driver for this, as it is ANSI-compliant, easy to ramp-up, and has rich functionality. Given the versatility and flexibility of this software, there is also a huge demand to develop interfaces for other critical data domains like real-time dashboards, stream processing, and large-scale batch computations. We will explore some interesting systems and prototypes to bring Presto to these new domains.

Simplified Data Preparation for Machine Learning in Hybrid and Multi Clouds

ODSC WEST 2019 Cloud storage brings great flexibility in management and cost-efficiency to data scientists, but also introduces new challenges related to data accessibility and data locality for machine learning applications. For instance, when the input data is stored in a remote cloud storage like AWS S3 or Azure blob storage, direct data access is … Continued

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What can I do to speed up analytics performance on remote data?

Background Today’s advanced analytics applications run on more datasets that ever before. The locations of where data “lands” is becoming more dispersed. And the separation of compute and storage in modern environments lends well to running on these distributed datasets. Data can be stored in a remote location from the compute, such as in a … Continued

O’Reilly AI Conference Keynote: Data Orchestration for AI, Big Data, and Cloud

Haoyuan Li’s keynote at O’Reilly Beijing discusses open source data orchestration and the value of leveraging Alluxio with rising trends driving the need for a new architecture. Four big trends driving this need: Separation of compute & storage, hybrid-multi cloud environments, rise of object store and self-service data across the enterprise.

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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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Alluxio at Beijing Meetup

Haoyuan Li presents at Beijing Meetup on open source data orchestration and the value of leveraging Alluxio with rising trends driving the need for a new architecture. Four big trends driving this need: Separation of compute & storage, hybrid-multi cloud environments, rise of object store and self-service data across the enterprise.

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