Alluxio Overview

Alluxio is an open source software solution that connects analytics applications to heterogeneous data sources through a distribued caching layer that sits between compute and storage. It runs on commodity hardware, creating a shared data layer abstracting the files or objects in underlying persistent storage systems. Applications connect to Alluxio via a standard interface, accessing data from a single unified source. This whitepaper discusses the data center challenges Alluixo addresses, the benefits provided, and an overview of how it works.