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Mesos in Action by Roger Ignazio

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Chapter 2. Managing datacenter resources with Mesos

This chapter covers

  • Introducing Mesos with a real-world example
  • Comparing standalone and general-purpose clusters
  • Launching a Spark job on a Mesos cluster
  • Exploring a framework’s interaction with Mesos

The previous chapter introduced the Apache Mesos project, how it works, and how it compares to the architecture of a traditional datacenter. This chapter explores the benefits of Mesos by applying a real-world scenario: demonstrating multiple applications using Mesos cluster resources. The chapter demonstrates Apache Spark, a popular data-processing framework.

If you’re not familiar with Spark, don’t worry: the following sections use Spark as a demonstration of how Mesos distributes workloads ...

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