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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Sorting output data on value
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:47:30 GMT
Tarandeep Singh wrote:
> but isn't the output of reduce step sorted ?

No, the input of reduce is sorted by key.  The output of reduce is 
generally produced as the input arrives, so is generally also sorted by 
key, but reducers can output whatever they like.

Doug

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