Announcing Mistral — Task Flow as a Service

Renat Akhmerov - October 15, 2013 -

Today Mirantis announced the official launch of the Mistral project. We have a team to start contributing to the project right away, but we invite anybody interested in task service and state management to join the initiative.

Mistral is a new OpenStack service designed for task flow control, scheduling, and execution. The project will implement the Convection proposal (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Convection) — the name “Convection” is trademarked by Microsoft, so we’ve chosen a different name to avoid the Quantum/Neutron problem later — and provide an API and domain-specific language that enables users to manage tasks and their dependencies, and to define workflows, triggers, and events. The service will provide the ability to schedule tasks, as well as to define and manage external sources of events to act as task execution triggers.

The project will allow integration with the existing task flow library. Mistral will initially expose task flow library functionality through an API by providing a domain-specific language for describing task flow concepts. Going forward there is an intention to extend the DSL to provide a support for additional concepts, such as external events or scheduling rules.

The project page can be found at https://launchpad.net/Mistral.

We will be holding weekly meetings on Mondays at 16:00 UTC on #openstack-meeting at Freenode. If you have any questions or would like to contribute, you can find us on #openstack-mistral.

What we’d like to know is this: what do you use task flow for, or what would you use it for if it were available as a service? Please let us know in the comment section below.

banner-img
From Virtualization to Containerization
Learn how to move from monolithic to microservices in this free eBook
Download Now
Radio Cloud Native – Week of May 11th, 2022

Every Wednesday, Nick Chase and Eric Gregory from Mirantis go over the week’s cloud native and industry news. This week they discussed: Docker Extensions Artificial Intelligence shows signs that it's reaching the common person Google Cloud TPU VMs reach general availability Google buys MobileX, folds into Google Cloud NIST changes Palantir is back, and it's got a Blanket Purchase Agreement at the Department of Health and Human …

Radio Cloud Native – Week of May 11th, 2022
Where do Ubuntu 20.04, OpenSearch, Tungsten Fabric, and more all come together? In the latest Mirantis Container Cloud releases!

In the last several weeks we have released two updates to Mirantis Container Cloud - versions 2.16 and 2.17, which bring a number of important changes and enhancements. These are focused on both keeping key components up to date to provide the latest functionality and security fixes, and also delivering new functionalities for our customers to take advantage of in …

Where do Ubuntu 20.04, OpenSearch, Tungsten Fabric, and more all come together? In the latest Mirantis Container Cloud releases!
Monitoring Kubernetes costs using Kubecost and Mirantis Kubernetes Engine [Transcript]

Cloud environments & Kubernetes are becoming more and more expensive to operate and manage. In this demo-rich workshop, Mirantis and Kubecost demonstrate how to deploy Kubecost as a Helm chart on top of Mirantis Kubernetes Engine. Lens users will be able to visualize their Kubernetes spend directly in the Lens desktop application, allowing users to view spend and costs efficiently …

Monitoring Kubernetes costs using Kubecost and Mirantis Kubernetes Engine [Transcript]
Technical training
Learn Kubernetes & OpenStack from Deployment Experts
Prep for certification!
View schedule
LIVE WEBINAR
Getting started with Kubernetes part 2: Creating K8s objects with YAML

Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM PST
SAVE SEAT
Mirantis Webstore
Purchase Kubernetes support
SHOP NOW