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Architecture for Data Science Experience Local

Private cloud components

DSX Local runs on a Kubernetes cluster of servers, which are composed of the following components:

Control plane (master)

For cluster management and high availability.

  • Requires three master nodes to manage the entire cluster.
  • Uses etcd as a key value store that persists the cluster state and stores metadata about cluster service deployment and health.
  • Uses Prometheus for monitoring and Elk for logging.


For data stores and storage management.

  • Uses GlusterFS for storage management.
  • Uses IBM Cloudant DB as a service meta database.
  • Uses Redis as the in-memory database
  • Uses Elasticsearch DB for logs.


Runs data science related services.