Deployment Best Practices

Best practices for production deployment

Hardware Sizing Recommendations

The following image shows the recommended hardware for a DC/OS NiFi production installation:

Hardware Recommendation

Figure 1 - Hardware sizing recommendations for DC/OS NiFi

Disk Recommendations

DC/OS NiFi performs best when using disks with fast read and write patterns.

We recommend the following:

  • Always prefer locally-attached storage. Remote storage adds points of failure, adds latency/overhead to block requests and is more complicated to troubleshoot.
  • For better performance, use solid-state disks vs. spinning disks, or allocate more memory to cache more data, reducing the use of disks.