Cluster Computing

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 1011–1024 | Cite as

MOMTH: multi-objective scheduling algorithm of many tasks in Hadoop

  • Mihaela-Catalina Nita
  • Florin Pop
  • Cristiana Voicu
  • Ciprian Dobre
  • Fatos Xhafa


A real challenge sits in front of the business solutions these days, in the context of the big amount of data generated by complex software applications: efficiently using the given limited resources to accomplish specific operations and tasks. Depending on the type of application dealing with, when trying to deliver a certain service in a specific time and with a limited budget, a sequential application may be redesigned in a convenient way so that it will become scalable and able to run on multiple resources. Many task computing model brings together loosely coupled applications, composed of many dependent/independent tasks, which will work together for a common result. When asking for a certain service, the most frequently constraints addressed by the user are deadline and budget. This paper elaborates on a multi-objective scheduling algorithm of many tasks in Hadoop for big data processing, named MOMTH. We consider objective functions related to users and resources in the same time with constraints like deadline (scheduling in due time) and budget. The algorithm evaluation was realized in scheduling load simulator, a tool integrated in Hadoop. MobiWay, a collaboration platform that expose interoperability between a large number of sensing mobile devices and a wide-range of mobility applications, was chosen for performance analysis of MOMTH. We compared the proposed algorithm with first in first out and fair schedulers and we obtained similar performance for our approach.


Task scheduling Hadoop MapReduce Many task computing Big data Cloud computing 

Mathematics Subject Classification

68M20 68M14 68U20 



The research presented in this paper is supported by Projects: CyberWater Grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNDI-UEFISCDI, project number 47/2012; MobiWay: Mobility Beyond Individualism: an Integrated Platform for Intelligent Transportation Systems of Tomorrow—PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-0321; clueFarm: Information system based on cloud services accessible through mobile devices, to increase product quality and business development farms—PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-0870. This work was also partially supported by COMMAS Project “Computational Models and Methods for Massive Structured Data” (TIN2013-46181-C2-1-R). We would like to thank the reviewers for their time and expertise, constructive comments and valuable insight.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science Department, Faculty of Automatic Control and ComputersUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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