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HDP Developer: Custom Apache YARN Applications

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This course is designed for developers who want to create custom YARN applications for Apache Hadoop. It will include: the YARN architecture, YARN development steps,  writing a YARN client and ApplicationMaster, and launching Containers. The course uses Eclipse and Gradle connected remotely to a 7-node HDP cluster running in a virtual machine.


2 days


Instructor-led lecture/discussion, with approximately 50% of the course being devoted to hands-on labs.


Students should be experienced Java developers who have attended HDP Developer: Java OR HDP Developer: Pig and HiveOR are experienced with Hadoop and MapReduce development. 

Target Audience

Architects, software developers, analysts and data scientists who need to apply data science and machine learning on Hadoop

Course Schedule

Hortonworks University provides an immersive and valuable real world experience in scenario-based training Courses. Our classes are available both in classroom or online, from anywhere in the world.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course students will be able to:


Describe the YARN architecture


Describe the YARN application lifecycle


Write a YARN client application


Run a YARN application on a Hadoop cluster


Monitor the status of a running YARN application


View the aggregated logs of a YARN application


Configure a ContainerLaunchContext


Use a LocalResource to share application files across a cluster


Write a YARN ApplicationMaster


Describe the differences between synchronous and asynchronous ApplicationMasters


Allocate Containers in a cluster


Launch Containers on NodeManagers


Write a custom Container to perform specific business logic


Explain the job schedulers of the ResourceManager


Define queues for the Capacity Scheduler 


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Hortonworks  University

Hortonworks University is your expert source for Apache Hadoop training and certification. Public and private on-site courses are available for IT professionals involved in implementing big data solutions.