Tencent Case Study: Delivering Customized News to Over 100 Million Monthly Users

Tencent, based in China, is one of the largest technology companies in the world and a leader in sectors such as social networking, gaming, ecommerce, mobile, and web portal. Tencent News provides a rich, tailored news experience to over 100 million active monthly users. In order to meet the strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) required by the business for optimal customer experience, the company turned to Alluxio for performance, predictability, and scalability.

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Hedge Fund Improves Machine Learning Model Performance 4X with Alluxio

Quantitative hedge funds process large data sets with sophisticated financial models to drive investment decisions. Machine Learning is used to continuously improve models and maximize financial return. One firm with billions ($US) of assets under management turned to Alluxio to address the performance and cost challenges of large scale data processing in a hybrid cloud environment. With Alluxio, the number of model runs per day increased by 4x and the cost of compute was reduced by 95%.

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New Whitepaper: Structured Big Data Federation

Alluxio helps organizations handle their big data by providing a unified view of all of the data in your enterprise – on premise, in the cloud, or hybrid. Applications access data using a standard interface to a global virtual namespace. Alluxio also employs a memory-centric architecture to enable data access at memory speed. With the combined unification and performance benefits, Alluxio can effectively provide big data federation for organizations by acting as a virtual data lake.

Accelerating Cloud Pipelines with Alluxio and Fast Durable Writes

Using Alluxio, data can be shared between pipeline stages at memory speed. By reading and writing data in Alluxio, the data can stay in memory for the next stage of the pipeline, and this can greatly increase the performance. Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) introduces Fast Durable Writes, a feature which enables low latency and fault-tolerant writes. In this article, we describe the Fast Durable Writes feature, and explore how Alluxio can be deployed and used with a data pipeline.