Are you using SQL engines, such as Presto, to query existing Hive data warehouse and experiencing challenges including overloaded Hive Metastore with slow and unpredictable access, unoptimized data formats and layouts such as too many small files, or lack of influence over the existing Hive system and other Hive applications?
Tag: structured data services
Ideally, Presto would access data independently from how the data was originally stored or managed. Alluxio, as a data orchestration layer provides the physical data independence, for Presto to interact with the data more efficiently. In addition to caching for IO acceleration, Alluxio also provides a catalog service to abstract the metadata in the Hive Metastore, and transformations to expose the data in compute-optimized way. In this talk, we describe some of the challenges of using Presto with Hive, and introduce Alluxio data orchestration for solving those challenges.
With this release comes the General Availability (GA) of Alluxio Structured Data Services (SDS), the subsystem of Alluxio responsible for managing and transforming structured data, such as databases, tables, and partitions.