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  1. Beam
  2. BEAM-11166

Split Beam Python base image into a 'slim' version and 'regular/extended' version

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Triage Needed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: sdk-py-core
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      Description

      Beam container image includes several dependencies that are not essential to Beam, but may be commonly used by some users. Some dependencies may be relevant only for particular runners.

      Installing dependencies in Beam containers increases image size. For example, installing TensorFlow adds ~1G or so of space into the unpacked image.

      Some Beam users may be size conscious, and would prefer an image with minimal dependencies.

      Some Beam users and Beam runner maintainers may prefer an image that includes additional dependencies. These extended images may provide better user experience in some scenarios, but the overall image would be larger.

      We should consider splitting beam image into slim and regular version to accommodate these different usage scenarios.

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              Reporter:
              tvalentyn Valentyn Tymofieiev
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