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From "Tom White (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MAPREDUCE-326) The lowest level map-reduce APIs should be byte oriented
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:08:28 GMT

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Tom White commented on MAPREDUCE-326:
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Thanks for the clarification, Eric. I'm working on a proposal for a binary API which I'll
post sometime soon. The plan is to maintain compatibility of user-level MapReduce APIs and
performance.



> The lowest level map-reduce APIs should be byte oriented
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-326
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-326
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: eric baldeschwieler
>
> As discussed here:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1986#action_12551237
> The templates, serializers and other complexities that allow map-reduce to use arbitrary
types complicate the design and lead to lots of object creates and other overhead that a byte
oriented design would not suffer.  I believe the lowest level implementation of hadoop map-reduce
should have byte string oriented APIs (for keys and values).  This API would be more performant,
simpler and more easily cross language.
> The existing API could be maintained as a thin layer on top of the leaner API.

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