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From Jeremy Hanna <>
Subject Re: Cassandra w/ Hadoop
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:23:53 GMT
I would check out for more info.  I'll try to
explain a bit more here, but I don't think there's a tutorial out there yet.

For input:
- configure your main class where you're starting the mapreduce job the way the word_count
is configured (with either storage-conf or in your code via the ConfigHelper).  It will complain
specifically about stuff you hadn't configured - esp. important is your cassandra server and
- the inputs to your mapper are going to be what's coming from cassandra - so your key with
a map of row values
- you need to set your column name in your overridden setup method in your mapper
- for the reducer, nothing really changes from a normal map/reduce, unless you want to output
to cassandra
- generally cassandra just provides an inputformat and split classes to read from cassandra
- you can find the guts in the org.apache.cassandra.hadoop package

For output:
- in your reducer, you could just write to cassandra directly via thrift.  there is a built-in
outputformat coming in 0.7 but it still might change before 0.7 final - that will queue up
changes so it will write large blocks all at once.

On Aug 19, 2010, at 12:07 PM, Mark wrote:

> Are there any examples/tutorials on the web for reading/writing from Cassandra into/from
> I found the example in contrib/word_count but I really can't make sense of it... a tutorial/explanation
would help.

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