Running a Spark Task

To begin, import the necessary dependencies.

import datetime
import random
from operator import add

import flytekit
from flytekit import ImageSpec, Resources, task, workflow
from flytekitplugins.spark import Spark

Create an ImageSpec to automate the retrieval of a prebuilt Spark image.

custom_image = ImageSpec(registry="", packages=["flytekitplugins-spark"])


Replace with a container registry you’ve access to publish to. To upload the image to the local registry in the demo cluster, indicate the registry as localhost:30000.

To create a Spark task, add Spark config to the Flyte task.

The spark_conf parameter can encompass configuration choices commonly employed when setting up a Spark cluster. Additionally, if necessary, you can provide hadoop_conf as an input.

        # This configuration is applied to the Spark cluster
            "spark.driver.memory": "1000M",
            "spark.executor.memory": "1000M",
            "spark.executor.cores": "1",
            "spark.executor.instances": "2",
            "spark.driver.cores": "1",
            "spark.jars": "",
def hello_spark(partitions: int) -> float:
    print("Starting Spark with Partitions: {}".format(partitions))

    n = 1 * partitions
    sess = flytekit.current_context().spark_session
    count = sess.sparkContext.parallelize(range(1, n + 1), partitions).map(f).reduce(add)

    pi_val = 4.0 * count / n
    return pi_val

The hello_spark task initiates a new Spark cluster. When executed locally, it sets up a single-node client-only cluster. However, when executed remotely, it dynamically scales the cluster size based on the specified Spark configuration.

For this particular example, we define a function upon which the map-reduce operation is invoked within the Spark cluster.

def f(_):
    x = random.random() * 2 - 1
    y = random.random() * 2 - 1
    return 1 if x**2 + y**2 <= 1 else 0

Additionally, we specify a standard Flyte task that won’t be executed on the Spark cluster.

def print_every_time(value_to_print: float, date_triggered: datetime.datetime) -> int:
    print("My printed value: {} @ {}".format(value_to_print, date_triggered))
    return 1

Finally, define a workflow that connects your tasks in a sequence. Remember, Spark and non-Spark tasks can be chained together as long as their parameter specifications match.

def my_spark(triggered_date: datetime.datetime = -> float:
    Using the workflow is still as any other workflow. As image is a property of the task, the workflow does not care
    about how the image is configured.
    pi = hello_spark(partitions=1)
    print_every_time(value_to_print=pi, date_triggered=triggered_date)
    return pi

You can execute the workflow locally. Certain aspects of Spark, such as links to Hive meta stores, may not work in the local execution, but these limitations are inherent to using Spark and are not introduced by Flyte.

if __name__ == "__main__":
    print(f"Running {__file__} main...")
        f"Running my_spark( {my_spark(}"