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From "Ankur C. Goel" <gan...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: How to maintain record boundaries
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 22:34:41 GMT
Record reader implementations are typically written to honor record
boundaries. This means that while reading a split data they will continue
reading if the end of split has reached BUT end of record is yet to be
encountered.

-@nkur

On 5/11/12 5:15 AM, "Shreya.Pal@cognizant.com" <Shreya.Pal@cognizant.com>
wrote:

>Hi
>
>When we store data into HDFS, it gets broken into small pieces and
>distributed across the cluster based on Block size for the file.
>While processing the data using MR program I want a particular record as
>a whole without it being split across nodes, but the data has already
>been split and stored in HDFS when I loaded the data.
>How would I make sure that my record doesn't get split, how would my
>Input format make a difference now ?
>
>Regards
>Shreya
>
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