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From Srikanth Sundarrajan <srik...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Any roadmap for Falcon Web UI enhancements ?
Date Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:43:15 GMT

Thanks for the feedback, we as a community are absolutely committed to making a UI that greatly
simplifies administration, management and operations through Falcon. To this effect we wanted
to create Falcon Administration & Management console. There are bunch of jiras already
filed to enable various use cases relating to this. 

Will try and spend some time to piece them together and put forth for consideration. I would
also like to point out that I am aware of some efforts from @Kenneth Ho (management features),
@Sanjeev Tripurari (operations features) and @Ajay Yadav (operations features) in this regard
and perhaps they can chime in and provide their thoughts.

Srikanth Sundarrajan

> Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:34:12 +0100
> Subject: Any roadmap for Falcon Web UI enhancements ?
> From: kawa.adam@gmail.com
> To: dev@falcon.incubator.apache.org
> Hi,
> I have been extensively using Falcon for several months and I found it very
> useful!
> Once you adopt Falcon, however, and define tens of feeds and processes, it
> becomes a bit inconvenient to track down what happens with your processes
> using the current Falcon Web UI (yes, you can use Oozie Web UI for that)
> and corresponding feeds.
> I am curious if there is any roadmap for Falcon Web UI enhancements.
> Use-cases that I would find useful include:
> 1. Being able to search feeds/processes by name, tag and status (
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12686141/landing.png
> provides search-box and drop-down lists, but a whole patch seems to be too
> huge to be committed soon)
> 2. Being able to come to the office at 8 AM and after a quick look know
> what processes aren't done yet (and feeds aren't delivered).
> This could be achieved e.g. by adding a date of the last
> successful/failed/running instance for each process on the process list and
> an intuitive icon. Being able to distinguish between daily and hourly feeds
> would be useful here.
> 3. Being able to sorting of the list of feeds/processes in some way e.g. by
> name, status, owner, type or something that makes sense
> Currently, you will not find a feed/process on the long list without
> pressing CTRL+F first.
> 4. Instead of having a flat list, it would be able to see be useful to see
> groups of feeds, if you use the <groups> tags in their XML definition
> 5. Being able to quickly learn more about my feed from other source of
> information e.g. Hive Metastore or HDFS.
> A simple integration with HUE could give some benefits and wouldn't be time
> consuming e.g. if a feed is backed by a Hive table, then there could be a
> link to HUE webpage that shows that table i.e. the same idea as with "Logs"
> link next to the process instance that points to Oozie. Obviously this
> feature would be displayed only if somebody configures HUE for Falcon.
> --
> Probably everyone can come up with some other ideas...
> Please let me know if these features are valid for Falcon. I do realize
> that the core idea of Falcon is to simplify data management and scheduling,
> but it would be nice if Falcon provides a bit more feature-rich Web UI
> instead of delegating to other tools (such as Oozie, CLI).
> Cheers!
> Adam
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