The Hazelcast Jet Runner can be used to execute Beam pipelines using Hazelcast Jet.

The Jet Runner and Jet are suitable for large scale continuous jobs and provide:

It’s important to note that the Jet Runner is currently in an EXPERIMENTAL state and can not make use of many of the capabilities present in Jet:

The Beam Capability Matrix documents the supported capabilities of the Jet Runner.

Running WordCount with the Hazelcast Jet Runner

Generating the Beam examples project

Just follow the instruction from the Java Quickstart page

Running WordCount on a Local Jet Cluster

Issue following command in the Beam examples project to start new Jet cluster and run the WordCount example on it.

    $ mvn package exec:java \
        -DskipTests \
        -Dexec.mainClass=org.apache.beam.examples.WordCount \
            --runner=JetRunner \
            --jetLocalMode=3 \
            --inputFile=pom.xml \
            --output=counts" \

Running WordCount on a Remote Jet Cluster

Download latest stable Hazelcast Jet code from Hazelcast Website and start Jet cluster. The simplest way is to start Jet cluster member using the jet-start script that comes with Jet distribution. The members use the auto discovery feature to form a cluster. Let’s start up a cluster formed by two members:

    $ cd hazelcast-jet
    $ bin/jet-start.sh &
    $ bin/jet-start.sh &

Check the cluster is up and running:

    $ ./jet.sh cluster

You should see something like:

Version: 3.0
Size: 2

ADDRESS                  UUID               
[]:5701     76bea7ba-f032-4c25-ad04-bdef6782f481
[]:5702     03ecfaa2-be16-41b6-b5cf-eea584d7fb86

Download Jet Management Center from the same location and use it to monitor your cluster and later executions.

Change directory to the Beam Examples project and issue following command to submit and execute your Pipeline on the remote Jet cluster. Make sure to distribute the input file (file with the words to be counted) to all machines where the cluster runs. The word count job won’t be able to read the data otherwise.

    $ mvn package exec:java \
        -DskipTests \
        -Dexec.mainClass=org.apache.beam.examples.WordCount \
            --runner=JetRunner \
            --jetServers=, \
            --codeJarPathname=target/word-count-beam-bundled-0.1.jar \
            --output=/tmp/counts" \

Pipeline Options for the Jet Runner

Field Description Default Value
runner The pipeline runner to use. This option allows you to determine the pipeline runner at runtime. Set to JetRunner to run using Jet.
jetGroupName The name of the Hazelcast Group to join, in essence an ID of the Jet Cluster that will be used by the Runner. With groups it is possible to create multiple clusters where each cluster has its own group and doesn't interfere with other clusters. jet
jetServers List of the addresses of Jet Cluster members, needed when the Runner doesn't start its own Jet Cluster, but makes use of an external, independently started one. Takes the form of a comma separated list of ip/hostname-port pairs, like this:,
codeJarPathname Also a property needed only when using external Jet Clusters, specifies the location of a fat jar containing all the code that needs to run on the cluster (so at least the pipeline and the runner code). The value is any string that is acceptad by new java.io.File() as a parameter. Has no default value.
jetLocalMode The number of Jet Cluster members that should be started locally by the Runner. If it's 0 then the Runner will be using an external cluster. If greater, then the Runner will be using a cluster started by itself. 0
jetDefaultParallelism Local parallelism of Jet members, the number of processors of each vertex of the DAG that will be created on each Jet Cluster member. 2
jetProcessorsCooperative Boolean flag specifying if Jet Processors for DoFns are allowed to be cooperative (ie. use green threads instead of dedicated OS ones). If set to true than all such Processors will be cooperative, except when they have no outputs (so they are assumed to be syncs). false