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AMPLAB was a University of California, Berkeley lab focused on big data analytics located in Soda Hall. The name stands for the Algorithms, Machines and People Lab.[1][2] It has been publishing papers since 2008[3] and was officially launched in 2011.[4] The AMPLab was co-directed by Professor Michael J. Franklin, Michael I. Jordan, and Ion Stoica.

While AMPLab has worked on a wide variety of big data projects (known as BDAS, the Berkeley Data Analytics Stack[5]), many know it as the lab that invented Apache Mesos,[6] and Apache Spark,[7] and Alluxio.[8]

Berkeley launched RISELab[9] as the successor to AMPLab in 2017.[10]


  1. ^ "AMPLab Releases Succinct, A New Way to Query Data in Spark". Datanami. 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  2. ^ Harris, Derrick. "Gigaom | The lab that created Spark wants to speed up everything, including cures for cancer". Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  3. ^ "Publications | AMPLab – UC Berkeley". AMPLab - UC Berkeley. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  4. ^ "About". AMPLab - UC Berkeley. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  5. ^ "BDAS, the Berkeley Data Analytics Stack".
  6. ^ "Mesos: A Platform for Fine-Grained Resource Sharing in the Data Center" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Spark: Cluster computing with working sets" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Tachyon: Reliable, Memory Speed Storage for Cluster Computing Frameworks" (PDF).
  9. ^ "RISELab".
  10. ^ "Berkeley launches RISELab, enabling computers to make intelligent real-time decisions".

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