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Thorium

Summary

As a simple, architecture-agnostic job scheduler that allows users to run data processing jobs with zero deployment files, Thorium saves money by automatically and efficiently managing data infrastructure.

Description

Modern business needs for data management have resulted in a surge in the fields of data science, machine learning, and big data platforms. These business needs (e.g. marketing, advertising, and hiring) are essential to both end-products and business

critical operations and require large amounts of computational resources. Improper allocation and scheduling of these resources can cost companies millions of dollars per year. Sub-optimal resource allocation is often time consuming to diagnose and requires experienced engineers many weeks to solve. While modern infrastructure-as-a-service platforms, including Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud provide easy interfaces for scaling computational needs, efficient allocation and scheduling of these resources are still necessary to efficiently utilize them. Thorium fills these data management gaps.


The Thorium job scheduler is an architecture-agnostic job scheduler that allows users to run data processing jobs with zero deployment files. System users such as data engineers and business development teams can submit computational tasks to perform and Thorium provisions and allocates resources on a compute environment for the task to run. Thorium then ensures that the job is created, scheduled, executed, and completed successfully. Thorium can scale the compute environment from a laptop to a large compute cluster.


Thorium's Four Main Components


  1. Scheduling API: The job scheduling API backend defines pipelines to string containers together to complete jobs. Pipelines include naming, resource specification, and priority specification.
  2. Deployment Operator: Oversees scheduling operations, including software deployment to new resources with a one-click deploy. When resources are available, they can be automatically provisioned by the deployment operator to run jobs available in the queue and are prioritized by the service level agreement (SLA).
  3. Authentication: Provides group-based access controls and authentication to the scheduler ensuring your jobs and data are secure.
  4. Graphical UI: Provides access to job queues, prior execution logs, and current reaction statuses. Also enables users to rapidly onboard without familiarity with API or requiring any code writing.

Benefits

  • Efficient provisioning and allocation of resources on a compute environment
  • Does not require complex coding or engineering to scale – eliminates the need for large engineering support staff
  • Deploys on top of any Kubernetes cluster
  • Ensures that the job is created, scheduled, executed, and completed successfully

Applications and Industries

  • Job scheduler
  • Handling of large data sets and processing infrastructure
Technology IDSCR 2531AvailabilityAvailablePublished08/24/2021Last Updated08/24/2021