In this tech talk, we will introduce the Starburst Presto, Alluxio, and Cloud object store stack for building a highly-concurrent and low-latency analytics platform. This stack provides a strong solution to run fast SQL across multiple storage systems including HDFS, S3 and others in public cloud, hybrid cloud and multi cloud environments.
As data analytic needs have increased with the explosion of data, the importance of the speed of analytics and the interactivity of queries has increased dramatically.
In this tech talk, we will introduce the Starburst Presto, Alluxio, and cloud object store stack for building a highly-concurrent and low-latency analytics platform. This stack provides a strong solution to run fast SQL across multiple storage systems including HDFS, S3, and others in public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments.
Presto is an open source distributed SQL engine widely recognized for its low-latency queries, high concurrency, and native ability to query multiple data sources. Alluxio is an open-source distributed file system that provides a unified data access layer at in-memory speed. The combination of Presto and Alluxio is getting more popular in many companies like JD, NetEase to leverage Alluxio as distributed caching tier on top of slow or remote storage for the hot data to query, avoiding reading data repeatedly from the cloud. In general, Presto doesn’t include a distributed caching tier and Alluxio enables caching of files and objects that the Presto query engine needs.
This presentation focuses on how Alluxio enables the big data analytics stack to be cloud-native. Today’s cloud object storage systems provide more cost-effective and scalable storage solutions but also different semantics and performance implications compared to HDFS.
Netease Games is the operator for many popular online games in China like “World of Warcraft” and “Hearthstone”. Netease Games also has developed quite a few popular games on its own such as “Fantasy Westward Journey 2”, “Westward Journey 2”, “World 3”, “League of Immortals”. The strong growth of the business drives the demand to build and maintain a data platform handling a massive amount of data and delivering insights promptly from the data. Given our data scale, it is very challenging to support high-performance ad-hoc queries to the data with results generated in a timely manner.
Bay Area Meetup 2018 – Alluxio is the data orchestration layer between storage and compute, bringing your data closer to your Presto workloads for better performance on top of S3.
we held our first New York City Alluxio Meetup! Work-Bench was very generous for hosting the Alluxio meetup in Manhattan. This was the first US Alluxio meetup outside of the Bay Area, so it was extremely exciting to get to meet Alluxio enthusiasts on the east coast!
The meetup focused on users of Alluxio with different applications from Hive and Presto. As an introduction, Haoyuan Li (creator and founder of Alluxio) and Bin Fan (founding engineer of Alluxio) gave an overview of Alluxio and the new features and enhancements of the new v1.8.0 release.
Strata NY 2018 – Learn how to use Alluxio as a pluggable optimization component. Understand how JD.com uses Alluxio to provide support for ad hoc and real-time stream computing while ensuring consistency between Alluxio and HDFS.
Presto was designed from the ground up to offer interactive analytics using a massively parallel processing SQL engine that can combine data from multiple sources using a variety of connectors. As more and more companies discover the power of “separation of storage and compute” along with querying the data where it lies, it’s not wonder Presto is being asked to add even more functionality.
Alluxio focuses its innovation at the data layer as a key enabling technology for Presto and a wide range of analytics applications and use cases. Performance is always critical, but providing memory speed response time is only part of the solution. If the application can’t access the data, it’s of no use.