On-demand, Dockerized, Spark Jobs on Azure (powered by Azure Batch)
Azure Distributed Data Engineering Toolkit (AZTK)
Azure Distributed Data Engineering Toolkit (AZTK) is a python CLI application for provisioning on-demand Spark on Docker clusters in Azure. It's a cheap and easy way to get up and running with a Spark cluster, and a great tool for Spark users who want to experiment and start testing at scale.
This toolkit is built on top of Azure Batch but does not require any Azure Batch knowledge to use.
- Spark cluster provision time of 5 minutes on average
- Spark clusters run in Docker containers
- Run Spark on a GPU enabled cluster
- Users can bring their own Docker image
- Ability to use low-priority VMs for an 80% discount
- Mixed Mode clusters that use both low-priority and dedicated VMs
- Built in support for Azure Blob Storage and Azure Data Lake connection
- Tailored pythonic experience with PySpark, Jupyter, and Anaconda
- Tailored R experience with SparklyR, RStudio-Server, and Tidyverse
- Ability to run spark submit directly from your local machine's CLI
pip install aztk
- Initialize the project in a directory. This will automatically create a .aztk folder with config files in your working directory:
aztk spark init
- Login or register for an Azure Account, navigate to Azure Cloud Shell, and run:
wget -q https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/aztk/v0.10.3/account_setup.sh -O account_setup.sh && chmod 755 account_setup.sh && /bin/bash account_setup.sh
- Follow the on screen prompts to create the necessary Azure resources and copy the output into your
.aztk/secrets.yamlfile. For more information see Getting Started Scripts.
The core experience of this package is centered around a few commands.
# create your cluster aztk spark cluster create aztk spark cluster add-user
# monitor and manage your clusters aztk spark cluster get aztk spark cluster list aztk spark cluster delete
# login and submit applications to your cluster aztk spark cluster ssh aztk spark cluster submit
1. Create and setup your cluster
First, create your cluster:
aztk spark cluster create --id my_cluster --size 5 --vm-size standard_d2_v2
- See our available VM sizes here.
--vm-sizeargument must be the official SKU name which usually come in the form: "standard_d2_v2"
- You can create low-priority VMs at an 80% discount by using
- By default, AZTK runs Spark 2.2.0 on an Ubuntu16.04 Docker image. More info here
- By default, AZTK will create a user (with the username spark) for your cluster
- The cluster id (
--id) can only contain alphanumeric characters including hyphens and underscores, and cannot contain more than 64 characters.
- By default, you cannot create clusters of more than 20 cores in total. Visit this page to request a core quota increase.
More information regarding using a cluster can be found in the cluster documentation
2. Check on your cluster status
To check your cluster status, use the
aztk spark cluster get --id my_cluster
3. Submit a Spark job
When your cluster is ready, you can submit jobs from your local machine to run against the cluster. The output of the spark-submit will be streamed to your local console. Run this command from the cloned AZTK repo:
// submit a java application aztk spark cluster submit \ --id my_cluster \ --name my_java_job \ --class org.apache.spark.examples.SparkPi \ --executor-memory 20G \ path\to\examples.jar 1000 // submit a python application aztk spark cluster submit \ --id my_cluster \ --name my_python_job \ --executor-memory 20G \ path\to\pi.py 1000
aztk spark cluster submitcommand takes the same parameters as the standard
spark-submitcommand, except instead of specifying
--master, AZTK requires that you specify your cluster
--idand a unique job
- The job name,
--name, argument must be at least 3 characters long
- It can only contain alphanumeric characters including hyphens but excluding underscores
- It cannot contain uppercase letters
- Each job you submit must have a unique name
- Use the
--no-waitoption for your command to return immediately
Learn more about the spark submit command here
4. Log in and Interact with your Spark Cluster
Most users will want to work interactively with their Spark clusters. With the
aztk spark cluster ssh command, you can SSH into the cluster's master node. This command also helps you port-forward your Spark Web UI and Spark Jobs UI to your local machine:
aztk spark cluster ssh --id my_cluster --user spark
By default, we port forward the Spark Web UI to localhost:8080, Spark Jobs UI to localhost:4040, and the Spark History Server to localhost:18080.
You can configure these settings in the .aztk/ssh.yaml file.
NOTE: When working interactively, you may want to use tools like Jupyter or RStudio-Server. To do so, you need to setup your cluster with the appropriate docker image and plugin. See Plugins for more information.
5. Manage and Monitor your Spark Cluster
You can also see your clusters from the CLI:
aztk spark cluster list
And get the state of any specified cluster:
aztk spark cluster get --id <my_cluster_id>
Finally, you can delete any specified cluster:
aztk spark cluster delete --id <my_cluster_id>
- How do I connect to Azure Storage (WASB)?
- I want to use a different version of Spark
- How do I SSH into my Spark cluster's master node?
- How do I interact with my Spark cluster using a password instead of an SSH-key?
- How do I change my cluster default settings?
- How do I modify my spark-env.sh, spark-defaults.conf or core-site.xml files?
- How do I use GPUs with AZTK
- I'm a python user and want to use PySpark, Jupyter, Anaconda packages, and have a Pythonic experience.
- I'm a R user and want to use SparklyR, RStudio, Tidyverse packages, and have an R experience.
You can find more documentation here
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