Skip to Main Content
MapReduce scheduling is becoming a hot topic as MapReduce attracts more and more attention from both industry and academia. In this paper, we focus on the scheduling of mixed real-time and non-real-time applications in MapReduce environment, which is a challenging problem but receives only limited attention. To solve this problem, we present a two-level MapReduce scheduler built on previous techniques and make two key contributions. First, to meet the performance goal of real-time applications, we propose a deadline scheduler which adopts (1) a sampling based approach-Tasks Forward Scheduling (TFS) to predict map/reduce task execution time(unlike prior work that requires users to input an estimated value). (2) a resource allocation model-Approximately Uniform Minimum Degree of parallelism (AUMD) to dynamically control each realtime job to execute with minimum tasks assignment in any time so as to maximize the number of concurrent real-time jobs. Second, through integrating this deadline scheduler into existing MapReduce scheduler, we develop a two-level scheduler with resource preemption supported, and it could schedule mixed real-time and non-real-time jobs according to their respective performance demands. We implement our scheduler in Hadoop system and experiments running on a real, small-scale cluster demonstrate that it could schedule mixed real-time and nonreal-time jobs to meet their different quality-of-service (QoS) demands.
Date of Conference: 7-9 Dec. 2011