Scale is a system that provides management of automated processing on a cluster of machines. It allows users to define jobs, which can be any type of script or algorithm. These jobs run on ingested source data and produce product files. The produced products can be disseminated to appropriate users and/or used to evaluate the producing algorithm in terms of performance and accuracy. Scale runs across a cluster of networked machines (called nodes) that process the jobs. Scale utilizes Apache Mesos, a free and open source project, for managing the available resources on the nodes. Mesos informs Scale of available computing resources and Scale schedules jobs to run on those resources.