Pachyderm workers are kubernetes pods that run the docker image (your user code) specified in the pipeline specification. When you create a pipeline, Pachyderm spins up workers that continuously run in the cluster, waiting for new data to process.
Each datum goes through the following processing phases inside a Pachyderm worker pod:
|Downloading||The Pachyderm worker pod downloads the datum contents|
|Processing||The Pachyderm worker pod runs the contents of the datum|
against your code.
|Uploading||The Pachyderm worker pod uploads the results of processing|
into an output repository.