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Alluxio Introduces Data Orchestration Console for Hybrid and Multicloud Data Orchestration

Alluxio 2.4 adds new capabilities to unify data lakes at accelerated scale, both in data size and number of files.

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Alluxio, Inc., a developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, has released the newest version of its Data Orchestration platform. Alluxio 2.4 features an expanded metadata service, a new management console for hybrid and multicloud deployments, and cloud native deployments. The new release is designed to help organizations reduce infrastructure and operational costs as they manage data access across multiple environments.

Deploying this release, users will be able to manage namespaces with billions of files without relying on third-party systems, reducing the overall deployment footprint of the solution. The new management console enhances connecting an analytics cluster, with engines such as Presto and Spark, to data sources across multiple clouds, single cloud, or on premises.

“Organizations have adopted an infrastructure with compute engines and data sets spread across private data centers and public clouds for business agility and cost effectiveness,” said Haoyuan Li, founder and CEO, Alluxio. “Our customers have turned to Alluxio to bridge the gap between applications and the storage systems spread across regions and cloud providers.”

Alluxio 2.4 Community and Enterprise Edition features new capabilities, including:

Expanded metadata service: The Alluxio Data Orchestration Platform provides a distributed data service for management across multiple sources including on premises or cloud data lakes. Alluxio provides support for billions of files while removing third-party system dependencies. Alluxio offers enhanced support for cloud native and container-based deployments. Alluxio’s life cycle management of its metadata service supports automatic backups without impacting the live system to further reduce the platform management overhead.

New management console: The Alluxio Data Orchestration Hub is a new web-based management console that facilitates connecting analytics or machine learning clusters with multiple data sources to unify data lakes. The new service provides a unified management view for configuration and monitoring.

Cloud native deployment: Based on Terraform, Alluxio expedites launching pre-configured clusters programmatically using a single command.

Sensitive data management: Alluxio integrates with Vault for secure management of sensitive information for data access across multiple clouds and on-premises environments.

Simplified DevOps and system monitoring: The new release provides an aggregated cluster view of key performance metrics such as I/O throughput and metadata request rate through the UI and programmatic monitoring endpoints. Internal monitoring for failures and system slowdowns has been added.

Support for Java 11: Alluxio 2.4 provides compatibility with Java 11 and maintains support for Java 8.

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