What’s New in Alluxio 2.8: Enhanced S3 API Functionality, Enterprise-grade Security and Data Migration With Better Usability and Low Cost

The Alluxio 2.8 version focuses on the S3 API, enterprise-grade security, scalability and observability in data migration. Enhanced S3 API makes managing Alluxio easier than ever. Features such as encryption at rest and policy-driven data management further improve Alluxio’s functionality to support enterprise customers. 

The power of data orchestration: Storage Acceleration and Servitization at Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in SouthEast Asia. In this presentation, Tianbao Ding and Haoning Sun from Shopee will share their Data Infra team’s recent project on acceleration with Presto and storage servitization. They will share the details on how Shopee leverages Alluxio to accelerate Presto query and provide standardized method of accessing data through Alluxio-Fuse and Alluxio-S3. 

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Bursting Your On-Premises Data Lake Analytics and AI Workloads on AWS

This post outlines a solution for building a hybrid data lake with Alluxio to leverage analytics and AI on Amazon Web Services (AWS) alongside a multi-petabyte on-premises data lake. Alluxio’s solution is called “zero-copy” hybrid cloud, indicating a cloud migration approach without first copying data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

Building a high-performance platform on AWS to support real-time gaming services using Presto, Alluxio, and S3

Electronic Arts (EA) is a leading company in the gaming industry, providing over a thousand games to serve billions of users worldwide. The EA Data & AI Department builds hundreds of platforms to manage petabytes of data generated by games and users every day. These platforms consist of a wide range of data analytics, from real-time data ingestion to ETL pipelines. Formatted data produced by our department is widely adopted by executives, producers, product managers, game engineers, and designers for marketing and monetization, game design, customer engagement, player retention, and end-user experience.

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Data Consistency Model in Alluxio

When applications are only reading and writing through Alluxio, the Alluxio file system provides strong consistency. However, when clients are writing data across both Alluxio and under storage, the consistency depends on the Alluxio write type and under storage type. This article discusses what to expect in each scenario.

Building a high-performance platform on AWS to support real-time gaming services using Presto and Alluxio

This blog explores an innovative platform with Presto as the computing engine and Alluxio as a data orchestration layer between Presto and S3 storage, to support online services with instantaneous response within the gaming industry. The preliminary results show that Presto with Alluxio outperforms S3 significantly in all cases.Alluxio with metadata caching shows up to 5.9x performance gain when handling large numbers of small files.

Running Presto with Alluxio on Amazon EMR

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Many organizations are leveraging EMR to run big data analytics on public cloud. However, reading and writing data to S3 directly can result in slow and inconsistent performance. Alluxio is a data orchestration layer for the cloud, and in this use case it caches data for S3, ensuring high and predictable performance as well as reduced network traffic.