What is Chronos?

 

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Chronos
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Drawing upon more than 15 years of software development experience, Florian “Flo” Leibert is the founder and chief executive officer of Mesosphere, Inc. In this role, Florian Leibert utilizes Apache Mesos, an open-source platform, and is the creator of Chronos for use with the platform.

Built to replace the default “cron” command, which allows Apache Mesos users to schedule tasks, Chronos runs on top of the Apache Mesos platform. In addition, Chronos can interact with frameworks that allow the storage and processing of very large sets of data.

Chronos offers several advantages over the “cron” command, including the ability to schedule jobs using ISO 8601, a standardized method of displaying times and dates, thus ensuring less confusion and more flexibility in scheduling. Further, Chronos supports job scheduling in cases where the beginning of one job is triggered by the conclusion of another.

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