Founder: Haoyuan Li
Alluxio was formed as Tachyon at the University of California Berkeley's AMPLab. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company's technology provides global access to enterprise data on premises, in the cloud, or both. It manages communications between applications and either file or object storage, and treats file data as object storage and vice versa. Alluxio clusters act as a cache for data in connected storage systems.