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February 24, 2020

Alluxio Joins Linux Foundation’s Presto Foundation to Help Scale and Accelerate Presto Query Engine

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020 — Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, today announced it has joined Linux Foundation’s Presto Foundation. Along with members such as Facebook, Uber, Twitter and Alibaba, together we help scale and accelerate the popular distributed SQL query engine Presto. In addition, Alluxio will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the very first PrestoCon. Presto with Alluxio brings together two open source technologies to provide a unique solution for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments for the modern analytic stack.

“With more companies using Presto Alluxio Stack (PAS) for reporting and analytics, we see tremendous demand for both remote data access and data acceleration as organizations look towards modernizing their analytic stack, particularly to embrace cloud environments,” said Steven Mih, CEO, Alluxio.  “In PAS, Alluxio brings data closer to Presto, dramatically simplifying hybrid cloud environments without creating any additional copies of data. As a member of the Presto Foundation we work closely with other members to continue to advance and innovate on open source analytics for the enterprise.”

“One of the core principles of the Presto Foundation is one open, neutral and united Presto community,” said Brian Hsieh, Head of Open Source Program Office at Uber and Presto Foundation Governing Board Chairperson. “With that in mind, the Presto Foundation is looking forward to having Alluxio as part of the ecosystem around open source PrestoDB and creating wider impact for the entire PrestoDB community.”

“The Linux Foundation is dedicated to building sustainable open source ecosystems and we are happy to host the Presto Foundation to accelerate its development,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Vice President of Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation. “We welcome Alluxio into the community and look forward to their continued contributions cultivating the adoption of Presto across industries.”

Alluxio at PrestoCon

Alluxio will sponsor and exhibit at PrestoCon, an event where users from industry leading companies will share use cases and best practices, developers will discuss project features and considerations, and users and developers will collaborate to advance the use of Presto. The conference will be held on March 24 at San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport.

About The Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

About Alluxio

Proven at global web scale in production for modern data services, Alluxio is the developer of open source data orchestration software for the cloud. Alluxio moves data closer to big data and machine learning compute frameworks in any cloud across clusters, regions, clouds and countries, providing memory-speed data access to files and objects.  Intelligent data tiering and data management deliver consistent high performance to customers in financial services, high tech, retail and telecommunications. Alluxio is in production use today at seven out of the top ten internet companies. Venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Seven Seas Partners, Alluxio was founded at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab by the creators of the Tachyon open source project. For more information, contact [email protected] or follow us on LinkedIn, or Twitter.


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