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From Vikram Kone <>
Subject Re: Spark job workflow engine recommendations
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:54:44 GMT
Oh ok. That's a good enough reason against azkaban then. So looks like
Oozie is the best choice here.

On Friday, August 7, 2015, Ted Yu <> wrote:

> From what I heard (an ex-coworker who is Oozie committer), Azkaban is
> being phased out at LinkedIn because of scalability issues (though UI-wise,
> Azkaban seems better).
> Vikram:
> I suggest you do more research in related projects (maybe using their
> mailing lists).
> Disclaimer: I don't work for LinkedIn.
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 10:12 AM, Nick Pentreath <
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','');>> wrote:
>> Hi Vikram,
>> We use Azkaban (2.5.0) in our production workflow scheduling. We just use
>> local mode deployment and it is fairly easy to set up. It is pretty easy to
>> use and has a nice scheduling and logging interface, as well as SLAs (like
>> kill job and notify if it doesn't complete in 3 hours or whatever).
>> However Spark support is not present directly - we run everything with
>> shell scripts and spark-submit. There is a plugin interface where one could
>> create a Spark plugin, but I found it very cumbersome when I did
>> investigate and didn't have the time to work through it to develop that.
>> It has some quirks and while there is actually a REST API for adding jos
>> and dynamically scheduling jobs, it is not documented anywhere so you kinda
>> have to figure it out for yourself. But in terms of ease of use I found it
>> way better than Oozie. I haven't tried Chronos, and it seemed quite
>> involved to set up. Haven't tried Luigi either.
>> Spark job server is good but as you say lacks some stuff like scheduling
>> and DAG type workflows (independent of spark-defined job flows).
>> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Jörn Franke <
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','');>> wrote:
>>> Check also falcon in combination with oozie
>>> Le ven. 7 août 2015 à 17:51, Hien Luu <> a
>>> écrit :
>>>> Looks like Oozie can satisfy most of your requirements.
>>>> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 8:43 AM, Vikram Kone <
>>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','');>> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I'm looking for open source workflow tools/engines that allow us to
>>>>> schedule spark jobs on a datastax cassandra cluster. Since there are
>>>>> of alternatives out there like Ozzie, Azkaban, Luigi , Chronos etc, I
>>>>> wanted to check with people here to see what they are using today.
>>>>> Some of the requirements of the workflow engine that I'm looking for
>>>>> are
>>>>> 1. First class support for submitting Spark jobs on Cassandra. Not
>>>>> some wrapper Java code to submit tasks.
>>>>> 2. Active open source community support and well tested at production
>>>>> scale.
>>>>> 3. Should be dead easy to write job dependencices using XML or web
>>>>> interface . Ex; job A depends on Job B and Job C, so run Job A after
B and
>>>>> C are finished. Don't need to write full blown java applications to specify
>>>>> job parameters and dependencies. Should be very simple to use.
>>>>> 4. Time based  recurrent scheduling. Run the spark jobs at a given
>>>>> time every hour or day or week or month.
>>>>> 5. Job monitoring, alerting on failures and email notifications on
>>>>> daily basis.
>>>>> I have looked at Ooyala's spark job server which seems to be hated
>>>>> towards making spark jobs run faster by sharing contexts between the
>>>>> but isn't a full blown workflow engine per se. A combination of spark
>>>>> server and workflow engine would be ideal
>>>>> Thanks for the inputs

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