Add ability of scheduling EDP jobs for sahara

Add ability of scheduling EDP jobs for sahara

This spec is to allow running scheduled edp jobs in sahara.

Problem description

Currently sahara only supports one time click edp job. But in many use cases, we need scheduled edp jobs. So by adding scheduled ability to sahara edp engine, we can have different implementation for different engine.(oozie,spark,storm etc)

Proposed change

Define run_scheduled_job() interface in sahara base edp engine, then implement this interface to the oozie engine. (Spark and storm engine will be drafted in later spec)

Define two job execution types which indicate the job execution. But we need not to change the API, instead we can add parameters into job configs. Sahara will run different type of jobs according to the job execution type. In the api request, user should pass the job_execution_type into job_configs.

Two job execution types: (1)basic. runs simple one-time edp jobs, current sahara implementation (2)scheduled. runs scheduled edp jobs

Example of a scheduled edp job request

POST /v1.1/{tenant_id}/jobs/<job_id>/execute

For oozie engine implementation of scheduled edp jobs, we have changes as blow:

Before running the job, sahara will create a coordinator.xml to describe the job, then upload it to the HDFS EDP job lib folder. With this file, sahara call oozie client to submit this job, the job will be run at the scheduled time, the job status will be shown as “PREP” in the Horizon page. Certainly, user can delete this job in preparing status as welll as in running status.

Example of coordinator.xml

For spark and storm implementation, there is no implementation now, and we will add them later.


(1)Run edp job manually by login into the VM and running oozie command. (2)users can create cron jobs

Data model impact


REST API impact

There is no change here, and we can use current API, POST /v1.1/{tenant_id}/jobs/<job_id>/execute We can pass job_execution_type, start time, into job_configs to sahara.

Other end user impact


Deployer impact


Developer impact


Sahara-image-elements impact


Sahara-dashboard / Horizon impact

In Job launch page, add textbox for user to input start job time, default value is now, to compatible with current implementation



Primary assignee:
luhuichun(lu huichun)
Other contributors:

Work Items

  • define scheduled job type
  • create coordinator.xml before run job in edp engine
  • upload the coordinator.xml to job’s HDFS folder
  • add run_schedule_job in oozie engine
  • modify sahara api reference docs
  • Add task to update the WADL at api-site




unit test in edp engine add scenario integration test

Documentation Impact

Need to be documented.


oozie scheduled and recursive job implementation

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