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Developers of Top Open Source Projects, Kyligence and Alluxio, Partner to Enable Enterprises to Maximize Value From Big Data and Achieve Faster Time-To-Market

San Mateo, California, February 23, 2017Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), developers of the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed, and Kyligence, a leading intelligent big data analytics company formed by the core members of Apache Kylin jointly announce a strategic partnership. The two companies collaborated to integrate the Alluxio memory-speed virtual distributed storage system with Apache Kylin’s ultra-large-scale data analysis technology (extreme OLAP on Hadoop) to further unlock the value of big data for enterprises.

With the exponential growth of data, how to efficiently access, analyze, and manage data is a significant challenge for enterprises wishing to extract value from its data. Traditional data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) systems cannot meet enterprise demands in today’s big data environment.

In a modern enterprise environment, many companies use multiple storage solutions simultaneously, deployed on premise, in public or private cloud environments. Alluxio provides a unified namespace for complex enterprise storage environments and allows any big data computation framework and application to access massive amounts of data stored in disparate storage systems at memory speed. In 2016, Alluxio, Inc. launched Alluxio Community Edition and Alluxio Enterprise Edition to meet enterprise customers’ requirements for features, service, and support in production environments. Alluxio runs critical workloads in Global 2000 companies such as Baidu, Barclays, CERN, ESRI, Intel, Huawei, and Juniper Networks.

Apache Kylin, as the world’s leading OLAP on Hadoop technology for large-scale data sets provides sub-second interactive SQL analysis capabilities, and can be integrated with existing BI tools, while supporting massive concurrency. Kyligence introduced the enterprise product – Kyligence Analytics Platform (KAP) powered by Apache Kylin, which provides enterprise customers with a new generation of enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence platform based on Hadoop, delivering higher performance, greater manageability, and enhanced security. Apache Kylin and KAP are leveraged by many companies such as China Mobile, China Telecom, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, China CITIC Bank, Guotai Junan Securities, Huatai Securities, OPPO, Lenovo.

To further leverage hardware resources to enhance the system’s access to the underlying storage capacity and management capabilities, Alluxio and Kyligence have joined forces to integrate Alluxio memory-centric virtual distributed storage system into KAP. Alluxio reduces the bottleneck of underlying storage systems to enhance the overall system maintainability and performance, such that big data systems can serve concurrent SQL queries at Internet-scale. At the same time, Alluxio enables KAP to run on any storage system, such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Alibaba OSS, cloud storage services.

Alluxio founder and CEO, Haoyuan Li, said, “The partnership between Alluxio and Kyligence will allow enterprises to gain deeper insights from data as well as enable faster innovation in big data management and analytics.”

Kyligence co-founder and CEO Luke (Qing) Han said, “Kyligence and Alluxio collaboration will provide enterprise customers a variety of data analysis capabilities, flexibility with regards to storage and a unified access layer. This will further data analysis efficiency and support the rapid development of businesses.”

About Alluxio

Alluxio, formerly Tachyon, is the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed. By allowing applications to access data stored in disparate storage systems at memory speed, Alluxio enables enterprises to manage data efficiently, accelerate business analytics, and ease the adoption of hybrid cloud. Venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Alluxio, Inc. was founded by the creators of the Alluxio open source project. For more information, contact or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

About Kyligence

Kyligence is an innovative big data technology company formed by the early contributors to Apache Kylin (the first open source project from China’s Apache Software Foundation) to focus on big data analytics. The company is committed to further promote the Apache Kylin open source project, expand the global user community, provide Apache Kylin based next generation enterprise data warehousing and business intelligence big data analysis platform and solutions, from private to cloud computing platform. Thereby, enabling users to gain insight from big data, unlock data value and drive business growth. For more information, contact or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

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