Alluxio Open Office Hour

Open Online Office Hour *

This is a casual online video chat where all attendees are welcome to bring your own questions. Our hosts Gene and Bin will have suggested topics, such as the top challenges around leveraging popular compute frameworks including Presto and Spark to access remote data, and the latest developments in Alluxio open source such as Alluxio Catalog Services.

Burst Presto & Spark workloads to AWS EMR with no data copies

Community Online Office Hour *

In this talk, we will show you how to leverage any public cloud (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure) to scale analytics workloads directly on on-prem data without copying and synchronizing the data into the cloud.

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.

CNCF Member Webinar: Improving Data Locality for Analytics Jobs on Kubernetes Using Alluxio

CNCF Webinar *

In the on-prem days, one key performance optimization for Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark workloads is to run tasks on nodes with local HDFS data. However, while adoption of the Cloud & Kubernetes makes scaling compute workloads exceptionally easy, HDFS is often not an option. Effectively accessing data from cloud-native storage services like AWS S3 or even on-premises HDFS becomes harder as data locality is lost.

Improving Data Locality for Spark Jobs on Kubernetes Using Alluxio

Alluxio Community Office Hour *

One important performance optimization in Apache Spark is to schedule tasks on nodes with HDFS data nodes locally serving the task input data. However, more users are running Apache Spark natively on Kubernetes where HDFS is not an option. This office hour describes the concept and dataflow with respect to using the stack of Spark/Alluxio in Kubernetes with enhanced data locality even the storage service is outside or remote.