Use Cases

Jupyter Enterprise Gateway addresses specific use cases for different personas. We list a few below:

  • As an administrator, I want to fix the bottleneck on the Jupyter Kernel Gateway server due to large number of kernels running on it and the size of each kernel (spark driver) process, by deploying the Enterprise Gateway, such that kernels can be launched as managed resources within YARN, distributing the resource-intensive driver processes across the YARN cluster, while still allowing the data analysts to leverage the compute power of a large YARN cluster.

  • As an administrator, I want to have some user isolation such that user processes are protected against each other and user can preserve and leverage their own environment, i.e. libraries and/or packages.

  • As a data scientist, I want to run my notebook using the Enterprise Gateway such that I can free up resources on my own laptop and leverage my company’s large YARN cluster to run my compute-intensive jobs.

  • As a solution architect, I want to explore supporting a different resource manager with Enterprise Gateway, e.g. Kubernetes, by extending and implementing a new ProcessProxy class such that I can easily take advantage of specific functionality provided by the resource manager.

  • As an administrator, I want to constrain applications to specific port ranges so I can more easily identify issues and manage network configurations that adhere to my corporate policy.

  • As an administrator, I want to constrain the number of active kernels that each of my users can have at any given time.

  • As a solution architect, I want to easily integrate the ability to launch remote kernels with existing platforms, so I can leverage my compute cluster in a customizable way.