FlowFlex: Malleable Scheduling for Flows of MapReduce Jobs

@inproceedings{Nagarajan2013FlowFlexMS,
  title={FlowFlex: Malleable Scheduling for Flows of MapReduce Jobs},
  author={Viswanath Nagarajan and Joel L. Wolf and Andrey Balmin and Kirsten Hildrum},
  booktitle={Middleware},
  year={2013}
}
We introduce FlowFlex, a highly generic and effective scheduler for flows of MapReduce jobs connected by precedence constraints. Such a flow can result, for example, from a single user-level Pig, Hive or Jaql query. Each flow is associated with an arbitrary function describing the cost incurred in completing the flow at a particular time. The overall objective is to minimize either the total cost (minisum) or the maximum cost (minimax) of the flows. Our contributions are both theoretical and… CONTINUE READING
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