With this release, Alluxio has strengthened its position as a de-facto data unification and acceleration solution in data analytics and machine learning pipelines. The solution is optimized to support Spark, Presto, Tensorflow, and PyTorch, and is available on multiple cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, and Azure Cloud, and also on Kubernetes in private data centers or public clouds.
In this talk, I will introduce the high-level architecture of the current system, and present the various components of Alluxio. Also, I will discuss some of the main challenges of large scale Alluxio deployments, and the lessons we learned from those environments. This talk will detail some of the major scalability improvements added in the past several months, and how users can benefit from the changes.
It is critical for Alluxio to be able to store and serve the metadata of all files and directories from all mounted external storage both at scale and at speed. This talk shares our design, implementation, and optimization of Alluxio metadata service (master node) to address the scalability challenges.