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Big Data Career Notes: June 2022 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: February 2022 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Alluxio Nabs $50M, Preps for Growth in Data Orchestration

Data orchestration software provider Alluxio today announced the close of an oversubscribed $50-million Series C round, which its CEO plans to spend on a global expansion. It also launched version 2.7 of its software, wh Read more…

Presto the Future of Open Data Analytics, Foundation Says

The openness of Presto, its adherence to standard SQL, and the ubiquity and performance of modern cloud storage have combined to put Presto in the driver’s seat of the big data analytics stack for the foreseeable futur Read more…

Peering Into the Crystal Ball of Advanced Analytics

The world of advanced analytics was evolving quickly at the end of 2020. And according to our panel of experts who volunteered predictions on the topic, the accelerated pace of change in advanced data analytics will cont Read more…

VC Ben Horowitz Dishes on Hadoop, AI, and Data Culture

Don’t mistake Ben Horowitz as big fan of Hadoop. “The product was just never good,” the noted venture capitalist said today in a wide-ranging fireside chat with Sisu CEO Peter Bailis during the Future Data Conferen Read more…

How Facebook Accelerates SQL at Extreme Scale

Serving SQL queries on a petabyte of data is one thing, but delivering it at Facebook’s scale is something else entirely. Earlier this year, the social media giant implemented the Alluxio distributed file system into i Read more…

Alluxio Claims 5X Query Speedup by Optimization Data for Compute

Ever since Alluxio emerged from the AMPLab, its focus as a data orchestration layer has been to grease the wheels for data initiatives by making remotely stored data appear to be stored locally. Today the company took it Read more…

Alluxio Looks to Bring Data Closer to Presto Engine

Alluxio, the cloud data orchestration specialist, is the latest vendor to join the Presto Foundation, which is shepherding the popular open source distributed SQL query engine. Presto was launched by Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

Cloud Looms Large for Big Data in 2020

If you’re involved with big data in 2020, then it will be hard to avoid the cloud, which has become the de-facto standard platform for storing and processing vast amounts of data. The cloud will change quickly this yea Read more…

This Just In

Alluxio Announces Record Growth for 1H 2020 in Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Data Orchestration

Aug 12, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020 Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration system, announced it has closed 1H 2020 with sales growth of more than 650% over 1H 2019. Read more…

Alluxio Launches Enhanced Hybrid Cloud Solution Based on Intel Optane Persistent Memory

Apr 28, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 28, 2020 –Alluxio, developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, announced a go-to-market solution in collaboration with Intel to offer an in-memory acceleration layer with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem). Read more…

Alluxio Expands Funding to $23M to Increase Investment in Hybrid Cloud Data Orchestration

Apr 16, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 16, 2020 – Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, announced it has extended its Series B financing to $15.5 million, co-led by new investor Volcanics Ventures and existing investor a16z, with participation from technology entrepreneurs Isilon Founder Sujal Patel and YY Founding CTO Tony Zhao, and existing investor Seven Seas Partners. Read more…

Alluxio Unveils its Alluxio Structured Data Service

Mar 11, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 11, 2020 – Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, announced the availability of Alluxio Structured Data Service (SDS) featuring a data Catalog Service and Transformation Service, two new major architectural components of its Data Orchestration Platform. Read more…

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

Feb 24, 2020 |

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. Read more…

Alluxio Announces Advanced Cloud Service Integrations on Amazon AWS and Google Cloud

Nov 13, 2019 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 — Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, today announced at the first Data Orchestration Summit at the Computer History Museum, the availability of a range of cloud offerings and integrations with the latest Alluxio version 2.1, as well as strengthening of partnerships with Amazon AWS and Google Cloud. Read more…

Alluxio Appoints Rowan Scranage to VP, Global Sales and Business Development

Oct 7, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019 — Alluxio, developer of open source data orchestration technology used by seven of the world’s top 10 Internet companies, today announced the appointment of Rowan Scranage as vice president, global sales and business development, reporting to Alluxio CEO Steven Mih. Read more…

Alluxio Delivers First Data Orchestration Platform Powering Multi-Cloud Analytics and AI

Jul 11, 2019 |

NEW YORK, July 11, 2019  — Alluxio, developer of open source data orchestration technology used by seven of the world’s top 10 Internet companies, today announced at AWS Summit New York the availability of Alluxio 2.0 with breakthrough innovations for data engineers managing and deploying analytical and AI workloads in the cloud, particularly for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Read more…

Alluxio Announces Preview of Alluxio 2.0

Mar 8, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 8, 2019 — Alluxio, developer of the world’s first software system that unifies data at memory speed, has announced the preview release of Alluxio 2.0, the most ambitious platform upgrade since the inception of Alluxio. Read more…

Alluxio Closes Series B Round to Increase Investment in Unifying Data at Memory Speed

Jan 17, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2019 — Alluxio, developer of the world’s first software system that unifies data at memory speed, today announced that it has closed $8.5 million in Series B funding led by Seven Seas Partners with participation from existing investor Andreessen Horowitz, bringing the total funding raised to date to $16 million. Read more…

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