Haoyuan LiShaoshan Liu

Introduction to Tachyon and a deep dive into Baidu’s production use case

Date: This event took place live on September 14 2015

Presented by: Haoyuan Li, Shaoshan Liu

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Hosted By: Ben Lorica

Tachyon is a memory-centric fault-tolerant distributed storage system, which enables reliable data sharing at memory-speed. It was born in the UC Berkeley AMPLab and is completely open source. Multiple companies deploy Tachyon, for example, Baidu is running a production Tachyon cluster with 150 nodes managing over 2 PB of storage space. Tachyon has more than 100 contributors from over 30 institutions, including Baidu, IBM, Intel, and Yahoo.

In this webcast, Haoyuan Li from Tachyon Nexus will present an overview of Tachyon, as well as some recent development and use cases. After that, Shaoshan Liu from Baidu will present their experience with Tachyon. He will describe how they achieved 30x end-to-end performance improvement using Tachyon, how they addressed problems encountered when they started using Tachyon, what new features they want to see, and future plans to scale further.

About Haoyuan Li

Haoyuan Li is founder and CEO of Tachyon Nexus. He is also a computer science Ph.D. candidate in AMPLab at UC Berkeley, where he co-created Tachyon, an open source memory-centric distributed storage system. He is a founding committer of Apache Spark. Before Berkeley, he worked at Conviva and Google. Haoyuan has a M.S. from Cornell University and a B.S. from Peking University.

Website: https://www.tachyonnexus.com/
Twitter: @haoyuan

About Shaoshan Liu

Shaoshan Liu is currently a Senior Architect at Baidu U.S.A. working on Big Data Infrastructure. Before Baidu, he worked at Linkedin and Microsoft. Shaoshan has a Ph.D. from UC Irvine.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaoshanliu

About Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica is the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Content Strategy for Data at O'Reilly Media, Inc.. He has applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of settings including Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Text Mining, and Financial Engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services. He is an advisor to Tachyon Nexus.

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