New York Meetup Recap - September 2018

Gene Pang Sep 18th, 2018

On September 13th, we held our first New York City Alluxio Meetup! Work-Bench was very generous for hosting the Alluxio meetup in Manhattan. This was the first US Alluxio meetup outside of the Bay Area, so it was extremely exciting to get to meet Alluxio enthusiasts on the east coast!

The meetup focused on users of Alluxio with different applications from Hive and Presto. As an introduction, Haoyuan Li (creator and founder of Alluxio) and Bin Fan (founding engineer of Alluxio) gave an overview of Alluxio and the new features and enhancements of the new v1.8.0 release.

Next, Tao Huang and Bing Bai from JD.com, one of the largest e-commerce companies in China, shared how they have been running Presto and Alluxio in production for almost a year. Their big data platform is running Alluxio on over 100 machines, and can achieve speed ups of over 10x. They also discussed their open source contributions to the Alluxio community and their plans for future work.

Thai Bui from Bazaarvoice, a digital marketing company in Texas, presented how they effectively cache S3 data with Alluxio for Hive queries. By using Alluxio to serve their S3 data, they experienced 5x-10x speedups in their Hive queries.

The talk slides are online:

We had a great time learning more about Alluxio use cases, and interacting with Alluxio users on the east coast! We look forward to the next chance to hold another NYC Alluxio meetup!