apache core batch processing #33

7 machines, 7 units

Overview

The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the
distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers
using a simple programming model.

It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines,
each offering local computation and storage. Rather than rely on hardware
to deliver high-avaiability, the library itself is designed to detect
and handle failures at the application layer, so delivering a
highly-availabile service on top of a cluster of computers, each of
which may be prone to failures.

This bundle provides a complete deployment of the core components of the
Apache Hadoop 2.4.1
platform to perform distributed data analytics at scale. These components
include: HDFS master (NameNode), YARN master (ResourceManager), Secondary
NameNode, compute slaves (DataNode and NodeManager), and a client node.
Deploying this bundle gives you a fully configured and connected Apache Hadoop
cluster on any supported cloud, which can be easily scaled to meet workload
demands.

Deploying this bundle

In this deployment, the aforementioned components are deployed on separate
units. To deploy this bundle, simply use:

juju quickstart u/bigdata-dev/apache-core-batch-processing

See juju quickstart --help for deployment options, including machine
constraints and how to deploy a locally modified version of the
apache-core-batch-processing bundle.yaml.

The default bundle deploys three compute-slave nodes and one node of each of
the other services. To scale the cluster, use:

juju add-unit compute-slave -n 2

This will add two additional compute-slave nodes, for a total of five.

Deploying in Network-Restricted Environments

The Apache Hadoop charms can be deployed in environments with limited network
access. To deploy in this environment, you will need a local mirror to serve
the packages and resources required by these charms.

Mirroring Packages

You can setup a local mirror for apt packages using squid-deb-proxy.
For instructions on configuring juju to use this, see the
Juju Proxy Documentation.

Mirroring Resources

In addition to apt packages, the Apache Hadoop charms require a few binary
resources, which are normally hosted on Launchpad. If access to Launchpad
is not available, the jujuresources library makes it easy to create a mirror
of these resources:

sudo pip install jujuresources
juju-resources fetch --all /path/to/resources.yaml -d /tmp/resources
juju-resources serve -d /tmp/resources

This will fetch all of the resources needed by a charm and serve them via a
simple HTTP server. The output from juju-resources serve will give you a
URL that you can set as the resources_mirror config option for that charm.
Setting this option will cause all resources required by the charm to be
downloaded from the configured URL.

You can fetch the resources for all of the Apache Hadoop charms
(apache-hadoop-hdfs-master, apache-hadoop-yarn-master,
apache-hadoop-compute-slave, apache-hadoop-plugin, etc) into a single
directory and serve them all with a single juju-resources serve instance.

Contact Information

Resources

Bundle configuration