The Gluster Blog

Gluster blog stories provide high-level spotlights on our users all over the world

Glusterfs and Tachyon


Tachyon, an in-memory distributed filesystem, is among the most dynamic projects in big data analytics stack. It provides java io like API, support Apache Spark, and vastly improves Spark’s performance under large data set.


As illustrated in this paradigm, Tachyon retrieves data from underlying filesystems (HDFS, S3, Glusterfs, and Posix compliant filesystems), caches data in memory, and delivers the cached data to Spark, Hadoop, and other applications through its java io like API.

Glusterfs is the latest tenant in Tachyon’s underlying filesystems. Instruction of setting Glusterfs with Tachyon can be found here.



  • 06 Dec 2020
    Looking back at 2020 – with g...

    2020 has not been a year we would have been able to predict. With a worldwide pandemic and lives thrown out of gear, as we head into 2021, we are thankful that our community and project continued to receive new developers, users and make small gains. For that and a...

    Read more
  • 27 Apr 2020
    Update from the team

    It has been a while since we provided an update to the Gluster community. Across the world various nations, states and localities have put together sets of guidelines around shelter-in-place and quarantine. We request our community members to stay safe, to care for their loved ones, to continue to be...

    Read more
  • 03 Feb 2020
    Building a longer term focus for Gl...

    The initial rounds of conversation around the planning of content for release 8 has helped the project identify one key thing – the need to stagger out features and enhancements over multiple releases. Thus, while release 8 is unlikely to be feature heavy as previous releases, it will be the...

    Read more