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Mastering Mesos by Akhil Das, Dipa Dubhashi

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Introduction to Apache Aurora

Apache Aurora is a powerful Mesos framework for long-running services, cron jobs, and ad hoc jobs. It was originally designed at Twitter and was later open sourced under the Apache license. You can turn your Mesos cluster to a private cloud using Aurora. Unlike Marathon, Aurora is responsible for keeping jobs running across a shared pool of resources over a long duration. If any of the machines in the pool fails, then Aurora can intelligently reschedule those jobs on other healthy machines in the pool.

Aurora is not useful if you try to build an application with specific requirements for scheduling or if the job itself is a scheduler.

Managing long-running applications is one of the key features of Aurora. Apart from ...

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