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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3315) New binary file format
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:59:44 GMT

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Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-3315:
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I think that a reasonable path to get the committed are to make it useful to map/reduce. That
would require, precisely:
  1. Support for user comparators.
  2. An ObjectFile class that extends (or wraps) TFile and uses the serialization libraries
to provide objects.
  3. {In,Out}putFormats that use ObjectFile.
  4. A testcase that has a map/reduce job that reads and writes ObjectFiles.

> New binary file format
> ----------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3315
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3315
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: io
>            Reporter: Owen O'Malley
>            Assignee: Amir Youssefi
>         Attachments: HADOOP-3315_20080908_TFILE_PREVIEW_WITH_LZO_TESTS.patch, HADOOP-3315_20080915_TFILE.patch,
TFile Specification Final.pdf
>
>
> SequenceFile's block compression format is too complex and requires 4 codecs to compress
or decompress. It would be good to have a file format that only needs 

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