March 4, 2015

Quick update on Tachyon

I’m on record as believing that:

That said:

As a reminder of Tachyon basics: 

Beyond that, I get the impressions:

And with that I have little more to say than my bottom lines:


3 Responses to “Quick update on Tachyon”

  1. David Gruzman on March 5th, 2015 1:03 am

    If we look on Tachyon as caching layer, who share data in memory and then checkpoint it, if and when needed, we can assume it will be most valuable when underlying permanent storage is slow. Assuming this I would expect immediate value in using Tachyon over cloud storage, like S3, which today is much slower then HDFS.

  2. Anant on March 8th, 2015 7:13 pm

    Very nice post.
    Tachyon and I think you will see other companies based on tachyon emerge that will help cloud/virtualized Hadoop and spark deployments. BlueData for one has already incorporated tachyon and announced a tech preview.
    Check out the video and blog post at

  3. Yipeng Huang on March 10th, 2015 8:14 pm

    Could you name some other possible contenders?

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