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Slider is a YARN application to deploy existing distributed applications on YARN, monitor them and make them larger or smaller as desired -even while the cluster is running.

Clusters can be stopped, “frozen” and restarted, “thawed” later; the distribution of the deployed application across the YARN cluster is persisted -enabling a best-effort placement close to the previous locations on a cluster thaw. Applications which remember the previous placement of data (such as HBase) can exhibit fast start-up times from this feature.

YARN itself monitors the health of 'YARN containers" hosting parts of the deployed application -it notifies the Slider manager application of container failure. Slider then asks YARN for a new container, into which Slider deploys a replacement for the failed component. As a result, Slider can keep the size of managed applications consistent with the specified configuration, even in the face of failures of servers in the cluster -as well as parts of the application itself

Open-Source Development

Apache Slider is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), sponsored by Apache Incubator.

Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.

Mailing Lists

We have a single mailing list for developers and users of Slider:

  1. You can subscribe to this by emailing from the email account to which you wish to subscribe from -and follow the instructions returned.
  2. You can unsubscribe later by emailing

There is a mailing list of every commit to the source code repository, This is generally only of interest to active developers.

Bug reports

Bug reports and other issues can be filed on the Apache Jira server. Please use the SLIDER project for filing the issues.

Source code access


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