Assemblyline is a scalable distributed file analysis framework. It is designed to process millions of files per day but can also be installed on a single box.
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An Assemblyline cluster consists of 3 types of boxes: Core, Datastore and Worker.
The Assemblyline Core server runs all the required components to receive/dispatch tasks to the different workers. It hosts the following processes:
- Redis (Queue/Messaging)
- FTP (proftpd: File transfer)
- Dispatcher (Worker tasking and job completion)
- Ingester (High volume task ingestion)
- Expiry (Data deletion)
- Alerter (Creates alerts when score threshold is met)
- UI/API (NGINX, UWSGI, Flask, AngularJS)
- Websocket (NGINX, Gunicorn, GEvent)
Assemblyline uses Riak as its persistent data storage. Riak is a Key/Value pair datastore with SOLR integration for search. It is fully distributed and horizontally scalable.