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From "Ufuk Celebi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (FLINK-848) Move combine() from GroupReduceFunction to Interface
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:46:07 GMT

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Ufuk Celebi updated FLINK-848:
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    Component/s: Java API

> Move combine() from GroupReduceFunction to Interface
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-848
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-848
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Java API
>            Reporter: GitHub Import
>              Labels: breaking-api, github-import
>             Fix For: pre-apache
>
>
> Currently, the combine method of the GroupReduceFunction allows to return multiple values
using a collector. However, most combiners do not need this because they return only a single
value. Furthermore, a single value returning combiner can be executed using more efficient
hash-based strategies.
> Hence, we propose to introduce a combine method for GroupReduce which returns only a
single value. In order to keep support for the rare cases where more than one value needs
to be returned, we want to keep the collector-combiner as well.
> To do so, we could remove the combine method from the abstract GroupReduceFunction class
and add two Combinable interfaces, one for a single-value and one for a multi-value combiner.
> This would also make the Combinable annotation obsolete as the optimizer can check whether
a GroupReduceFunction implements one of the Combinable interfaces or not.
> ---------------- Imported from GitHub ----------------
> Url: https://github.com/stratosphere/stratosphere/issues/848
> Created by: [fhueske|https://github.com/fhueske]
> Labels: core, enhancement, 
> Milestone: Release 0.6 (unplanned)
> Created at: Thu May 22 10:23:04 CEST 2014
> State: open



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