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Apache Mesos Cookbook

By : David Blomquist, Tomasz Janiszewski
Book Image

Apache Mesos Cookbook

By: David Blomquist, Tomasz Janiszewski

Overview of this book

Apache Mesos is open source cluster sharing and management software. Deploying and managing scalable applications in large-scale clustered environments can be difficult, but Apache Mesos makes it easier with efficient resource isolation and sharing across application frameworks. The goal of this book is to guide you through the practical implementation of the Mesos core along with a number of Mesos supported frameworks. You will begin by installing Mesos and then learn how to configure clusters and maintain them. You will also see how to deploy a cluster in a production environment with high availability using Zookeeper. Next, you will get to grips with using Mesos, Marathon, and Docker to build and deploy a PaaS. You will see how to schedule jobs with Chronos. We’ll demonstrate how to integrate Mesos with big data frameworks such as Spark, Hadoop, and Storm. Practical solutions backed with clear examples will also show you how to deploy elastic big data jobs. You will find out how to deploy a scalable continuous integration and delivery system on Mesos with Jenkins. Finally, you will configure and deploy a highly scalable distributed search engine with ElasticSearch. Throughout the course of this book, you will get to know tips and tricks along with best practices to follow when working with Mesos.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


Metronome is a Mesos framework designed to schedule time-based jobs. It's written by the same company as Marathon and shares code and architecture with Marathon. Marathon and Metronome have very similar setups and options. If Marathon could be considered as an upstart for Mesos, then Metronome is an implementation of a distributed cron. Metronome is part of DCOS but can be installed separately. Metronome is not the only one time-based scheduler in the Mesos world. It's considered as a successor to Chronos, a time-based scheduler with job dependencies and job history and statistics. Chronos was created at AirBnB, but now its development has slowed down and currently only critical issues are solved. A time-based scheduler is implemented in other frameworks, such as Aurora or Singularity.