Alluxio is a developer of open source data orchestration software for the cloud. The company provides a data abstraction layer for computation frameworks, enabling applications to connect to numerous storage systems through a common interface.
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.
Alluxio was initially started by Haoyuan Li at UC Berkeley's AMPLab in 2013, and open sourced in 2014. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
Alluxio sits between computation and storage in the big-data analytics stack. Intelligent data tiering and data management deliver consistent high performance to customers in financial services, high tech, retail and telecommunications.
Alluxio can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud (e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Compute Engine), or a hybrid cloud environment. It can run on bare-metal or in a containerized environments such as Kubernetes, Docker, Apache Mesos.
Data Driven Applications, such as Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and AI, use APIs (such as Hadoop HDFS API, S3 API, FUSE API) provided by Alluxio to interact with data from various storage systems at a fast speed. Popular frameworks running on top of Alluxio include Presto, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, and Tensorflow, etc.
Alluxio's open source data orchestration technology used by seven of the world’s top 10 Internet companies. Today, Alluxio runs critical workloads in Global 2000 companies such as including Alibaba, Baidu, Barclays, Comcast, Development Bank of Singapore, ESRI, JD.com, Lenovo, Oracle, Paypal, Tencent and Wells Fargo.
Alluxio is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Seven Seas Partners, and Mark Leslie. The company raised $16M from a "Series B" financing on Jan 18, 2019. This brings Alluxio's total funding to $16M to date.
Alluxio was named to the Database Trends and Applications “Big Data 50 – Companies Driving Innovation in 2019” list featured in its Big Data Quarterly and Solutions Review “The Top 13 Free Open Source Storage Solutions” list.