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From "Balu Vellanki (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (FALCON-634) Add server side extensions in Falcon
Date Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:03:20 GMT

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Balu Vellanki updated FALCON-634:
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    Assignee: Sowmya Ramesh

> Add server side extensions in Falcon
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FALCON-634
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FALCON-634
>             Project: Falcon
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 0.6
>            Reporter: Venkatesh Seetharam
>            Assignee: Sowmya Ramesh
>              Labels: recipes
>             Fix For: 0.10
>
>
> Falcon offers many services OOTB and caters to a wide array of use cases. However, there
has been many asks that does not fit the functionality offered by Falcon. I'm proposing that
we add recipes to Falcon which is similar to recipes in Whirr and other management solutions
such as puppet and chef.
> Overview:
> A recipe essentially is a static process template with parameterized workflow to realize
a specific use case. For example:
> * replicating directories from one HDFS cluster to another (not timed partitions)
> * replicating hive metadata (database, table, views, etc.)
> * replicating between HDFS and Hive - either way
> * anonymization of data based on schema
> * data masking
> * etc.
> Proposal:
> Falcon provides a Process abstraction that encapsulates the configuration 
> for a user workflow with scheduling controls. All recipes can be modeled 
> as a Process with in Falcon which executes the user workflow 
> periodically. The process and its associated workflow are parameterized. The user will
provide a properties file with name value pairs that are substituted by falcon before scheduling
it.
> This is a client side concept. The server does not know about a recipe but only accepts
the cooked recipe as a process entity. 
> The CLI would look something like this:
> falcon -recipe $recipe_name -properties $properties_file
> Recipes will reside inside addons (contrib) with source code and will have an option
to package 'em.



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