Airbnb Open Sources Its Chronos Scheduler, A More Flexible Cron Replacement With A Web-Based GUI

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http://techcrunch.com – Airbnb just announced that it has open-sourced Chronos, the company’s replacement for the standard time-based Cron schedule that is probably familiar to everybody who has ever used a Unix-based system. Chronos runs on top of Apache’s Mesos cluster manager and allows developers to execute shell scripts at set intervals and, unlike Cron, you can also trigger jobs by the completion of other jobs. Chronos, the team writes, was born of Airbnb’s need to automate more of its data-processing pipeline. Until last December, Airbnb was apparently using a single hourly Cron job that wou (IT news)