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On premise

Prophecy can be deployed on-premise for customers who require maximum security or want to run on their own on-premise Spark versions (e.g. CDP, HDP, MapR). As for the cloud deployments, also for on-premise, Prophecy is deployed on a Kubernetes cluster. With that setup, Prophecy seamlessly integrates with the rest of your infrastructure.

Prophecy is installed through a Prophecy kubernetes operator, which automatically takes care of the common ops tasks, like maintenance of the service, health checks, updates, version rollback etc.

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To install Prophecy on-premise the following infrastructure requirements must be satisfied:


  • Kubernetes Version (minimum): 1.14
  • Images: Accessible from a secure container registry available at This location can be configured to customer's internal container registry.

Minimum service requirements:

NamespaceDescription# Cores# RAM# Block Storage
Control PlaneMain services (front-end, code editor, metadata, lineage, etc)34 Cores68GB150GB
Data PlaneServices serving as a bridge between Spark and Prophecy UI6 Cores10GB10GB
PlatformBackup(Twice-a-day, configurable) , Monitoring, logging services (optional)4 Cores8GB200GB

*Platform Services can also run on File based storage


Prophecy requires:

  • Block storage need to be available in the kubernetes cluster
  • Kubernetes cluster configured in either multi-AZ or single-AZ mode. For multi-AZ mode, the block storage has to have volume binding mode as waitforfirstconsumer
  • Dynamic provisioning of block and file storage
  • Prophecy supports any storage-class out of the box.


Prophecy requires:

  • ClusterRole permissions are optional for CRD installation
  • If not available, the customer can create the required CRDs, by deploying of a single helm chart (shared on request)


Prophecy requires:

  • Ingress

    • Prophecy supports a Prophecy-managed or customer-managed nginx ingress controller. Either k8s nginx or official nginx controllers are supported of any version (the latest stable recommended).
    • Non-nginx controller configuration is possible, however, not recommended.
    • Prophecy supports Istio based ingress gateways as well.
  • Certificates - Wildcard certificates for path-based routing. Certificates are to be managed by the cert-manager, which can be Prophecy or customer-managed. Certificates are automatically generated for every ingress resource created.

  • External-DNS - To successfully resolve the service host names. Prophecy supports a Prophecy-managed or customer-managed external-dns or equivalent of it.


Prophecy supports all most popular authentication providers as per Authentication documentation.


For interactive development, Prophecy requires:

  • Databricks API 1.2 - for Databricks-based Spark deployments or
  • Livy 0.7.x - for any other Spark-deployment support (e.g. CDP, HDP, MapR, Spark on Kubernetes)

For jobs deployment, Prophecy requires


For interactive and jobs deployment to Airflow, Prophecy requires a customer-managed Airflow deployment version 2.x.x (latest recommended). Astronomer's managed Airflow offering is supported.

Logging / Metrics

  • Prophecy comes with its own built-in lightweight infrastructure for monitoring (based on Loki & Grafana) and logging (based on Prometheus, Grafana and alert-manager, etc.).
  • Customer can connect to it, to redirect the logs and metrics, to their logging services (optionally).


The requirements outlined above can support up-to 25 concurrent developers (folks actively developing pipelines at the same time). To enable more concurrent users, Prophecy supports vertical and horizontal scaling.

Scaling is taken care of by the Autoscaler component in our platform. Therefore, e.g., if the number of users increases by 10 times, the Prophecy deployment will automatically scale appropriately and require a proportionately more amount of resources (pod replicas).

Following are estimated recommended cluster sizes for different user numbers:

Number of users2550150
CPUs44 vCPUs80 vCPUs230 vCPUs
Memory86 GB160 GB460 GB
Disk space (with backups)360 GB720 GB1440 TB

Please, note that the recommended resource may vary based on the intensity of the usage of each developer. The numbers presented above are based on the average recorded usage of the Prophecy customers.