Twister2 Runner can be used to execute Apache Beam pipelines on top of a Twister2 cluster. Twister2 Runner runs Beam pipelines as Twister2 jobs, which can be executed on a Twister2 cluster either as a local deployment or distributed deployment using, Nomad, Kubernetes, Slurm, etc.
The Twister2 runner is suitable for large scale batch jobs, specially jobs that require high performance, and provide.
- Batch pipeline support.
- Support for HPC environments, supports propriety interconnects such as Infiniband.
- Distributed massively parallel data processing engine with high performance using Bulk Synchronous Parallel (BSP) style execution.
- Native support for Beam side-inputs.
The Beam Capability Matrix documents the supported capabilities of the Twister2 Runner.
Running WordCount with the Twister2 Runner
Generating the Beam examples project
Just follow the instruction from the Java Quickstart page
Running WordCount on a Twister2 Local Deployment
Issue following command in the Beam examples project to start new Twister2 Local cluster and run the WordCount example on it.
$ mvn package exec:java \ -DskipTests \ -Dexec.mainClass=org.apache.beam.examples.WordCount \ -Dexec.args="\ --runner=Twister2Runner \ --inputFile=pom.xml \ --output=counts" \ -Ptwister2-runner
Running WordCount on a Twister2 Deployment
The Beam examples project, when generated from an archetype, comes from a particular released Beam version (that’s what
archetypeVersion property is about). Each Beam version that contains the Twister2 Runner (i.e. from 2.23.0 onwards)
uses a certain version of Twister2. Because of this, when we start a stand-alone Twister2 cluster and try to run Beam examples on
it we need to make sure the two are compatible. See following table for which Twister2 version is recommended for various
|Beam Version||Compatible Twister2 Versions|
|2.23.0 or newer||0.6.0|
|2.22.0 or older||N/A|
Download latest Twister2 version compatible with the Beam you are using from Twister2 Website. Twister2 currently supports several deployment options, such as standalone, Slurm, Mesos, Nomad, etc. To learn more about the Twister2 deployments and how to get them setup visit Twister2 Docs.
Issue following command in the Beam examples project to start new Twister2 job, The “twister2Home” should point to the home directory of the Twister2 standalone deployment.
Note: Currently file paths need to be absolute paths.
$ mvn package exec:java \ -DskipTests \ -Dexec.mainClass=org.apache.beam.examples.WordCount \ -Dexec.args="\ --runner=Twister2Runner \ --twister2Home=<PATH_TO_TWISTER2_HOME> --parallelism=2 --inputFile=<PATH_TO_FILE>/pom.xml \ --output=<PATH_TO_FILE>/counts" \ -Ptwister2-runner
Pipeline Options for the Twister2 Runner
|The pipeline runner to use. This option allows you to determine the pipeline runner at runtime.||Set to |
|Location of the Twister2 home directory of the deployment being used.||Has no default value. Twister2 Runner will use the Local Deployment mode for execution if not set.|
|Set the parallelism of the job||1|
|Set the type of Twister deployment being used. Valid values are ||standalone|
|Number of CPU's assigned to a single worker. The total number of CPU's utilized would be ||2|
|Memory allocated to a single worker in MegaBytes. The total allocated memory would be ||2048|