A new Open Source framework called Marathon (Developed by Mesosphere) models the success of Big Data giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter. Marathon’s big data industry infrastructure and frameworks, with these claimed capabilities, hold promise in reducing run costs for both startups and more established firms if the implementation projects (and their infrastructure PM’s) can deploy and integrate them with legacy servers/applications, networks and software development & support resources to maintain them.
Although the it shows promise as a cluster manager, the similar projects at Twitter and Facebook required the tooling of load distribution and throttling capabilities and application layer interfaces. That being said, it’s worth a look if you have a Big Data dream for your firm and the open source software engineers capable of the retrofit project.
“There’s a new open source project called Marathon that’s designed to let users intelligently run a wide variety of their applications and services — Hadoop, Storm and even standard web apps — on the same set of servers. Marathon comes out of an early-stage startup called Mesosphere that’s aiming to build a data center operating system on top of the Mesos cluster-management software that’s a key part of Twitter’s infrastructure. The company’s founders are former Airbnb engineers Florian Leibert (who also worked at Twitter) and Tobias Knaup.
Marathon is just one piece of the Mesosphere puzzle, Leibert told me during a recent discussion, but it’s an important one that’s appealing even on its own. Trends such as cloud computing and big data are moving organizations away from consolidation and into situations where they might have multiple distributed systems dedicated to specific tasks.”
Read more of the full Article by Derrick Harris at New open source tech Marathon wants to make your data center run like Google’s — Tech News and Analysis.