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Hadoop in Practice, Second Edition by Alex Holmes

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Chapter 10. Writing a YARN application

This chapter covers

  • Understanding key capabilities of a YARN application
  • How to write a basic YARN application
  • An examination of YARN frameworks and applications

Looking at the source code for any reasonably sized YARN application typically results in words like “complex” and “low-level” being thrown around. At its core, writing a YARN application isn’t that complex, as you’ll discover in this chapter. The complexity with YARN is typically introduced once you need to build more advanced features into your application, such as supporting secure Hadoop clusters or handling failure scenarios, which are complicated in distributed systems regardless of the framework. That being said, there are emerging frameworks ...

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