Alluxio (formerly known as Tachyon) is a virtual distributed storage system. It bridges the gap between computation frameworks and storage systems, enabling computation applications to connect to numerous storage systems through a common interface.
Alluxio is used in production to manage Petabytes of data in many leading companies, with the largest deployment exceeding 1300 nodes.
Alluxio sits between computation and storage in the big data analytics stack. It provides a data abstraction layer for computation frameworks, enabling applications to connect to numerous storage systems through a common interface.
In the data ecosystem, Alluxio lies between data driven applications, such as Apache Spark, Presto, Tensorflow, Apache HBase, Apache Hive, or Apache Flink, and various persistent storage systems, such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, OpenStack Swift, HDFS, GlusterFS, IBM Cleversafe, EMC ECS, Ceph, NFS, Minio, and Alibaba OSS. Alluxio unifies the data stored in these different storage systems, presenting unified client APIs and a global namespace to its upper layer data driven applications.
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