SLIDER: A collection of tools and technologies to simplify the packaging, deployment and management of long-running applications on YARN.

  • Availability (always-on) - YARN works with the application to ensure recovery or restart of running application components.
  • Flexibility (dynamic scaling) - YARN provides the application with the facilities to allow for scale-up or scale-down
  • Resource Mgmt (optimization) - YARN handles allocation of cluster resources.


Apps on YARN

  • Application written to run directly on YARN
  • Packaging, deployment and lifecycle management are custom built for each application

Slider Apps

  • Applications deployed and managed on YARN using Slider
  • Use of slider minimizes custom code for deployment + lifecycle management
  • Requires apps to follow Slider guidelines and packaging (“Sliderize”)


The entry points to leverage Slider are: