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Leveraging YARN to provision java apps on Cloud

Over the last few days, we have heard quite a bit of press on Hadoop Yarn. Let us continue the beat and learn a unique PAAS architecture on Hadoop Yarn.

In an article, Jaigak Song describes his idea and prototype done as part of research at SAP Labs. The source code is available at github.

The prototype has been created to provision Java applications on a PAAS environment, and start, stop their instances as required.

The following projects are included as part of source code:
PAAS Client (PaasClient)
PaasClient is a dedicated YARN client that works like a command shell to process PAAS commands…

PAAS Application Master (PaaSAppMaster)
PaasAppMaster is a YARN application master that manages a lifecycle of PAAS application instances…

PAAS Application Container (PaasAppContainer) – Jetty Web Container
PaasAppContainer is instantiated by PaasAppMaster as a YARN container according to the requested resource limit…”

           this.execCommand(session, "hadoop fs -rm /PAAS/" + fileName);
this.execCommand(session, String.format("hadoop fs -put ~/i827616/%s /PAAS/%s", fileName, fileName));
· An Admin user issues a push command in PaasClient like “push /Users/PAAS/svcA.war”, where svcA.war file is a web application file of the service named ‘svcA’. Then the PaasClient uploads the file to the Hadoop server by using ‘scp’ and ‘ssh’. There is a dedicated directory in the Hadoop file system to save War files (e.g. /PAAS/), while non-application libraries and jar files are stored in a different directory.”

Source code snapshot (click on file names to view source) :
HadoopPaas / PaasZooClient / src / com / sap / zookeeper
HadoopPaas / PaasClient / src / com / sap / hadoop / paas
HadoopPaas / PaasAppMaster / src / com / sap / hadoop / master
HadoopPaas / PaasAppContainer / src / com / sap / hadoop / client

A interesting prototype for sure, read the article and contribute to code for further cool projects on the concept.


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