Running applications with priority

We leverage the priority features of Kubernetes to allow you to run workloads with relative priorities. This is useful is some applications need to acquire resources faster than others. For example, you may want Spark notebooks to acquire nodes before batch applications so that data scientists have a more reactive experience with Data Mechanics. To set the desired priority of your Spark application, set the field priority when submitting your app. Possible values are high, normal and low.

"configOverrides": {
"priority": "high"

By default all applications are ran with a normal priority. The given priority will be applied to the driver and executor pods of your application.

If your Spark applications cannot be scheduled because you lack cluster resources, applications with high priority will be scheduled first if new nodes are acquired by the cluster. Applications with normal priority come next while applications with low priority will always be scheduled last.