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From "Mariappan Asokan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MAPREDUCE-2454) Allow external sorter plugin for MR
Date Sat, 24 Nov 2012 17:07:05 GMT

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Mariappan Asokan commented on MAPREDUCE-2454:
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Hi Laxman,
  The way the Shuffle plugin is defined, it can complement the Merger plugin or it can act
alone in order to generate the final merged output.

In the former case, the shuffle plugin can implement accelerated shuffling in software or
in hardware+software combination.  You can still use a Merger plugin to do the merge.

In the latter case(this is what is referred as "Network Levitated Merge" in the paper you
mention), the Shuffle plugin itself can do the shuffle+merge.  In this case, the Shuffle plugin
can choose to ignore the Merger plugin.

In essence, with individual units pluggable you get more choices and not restrictions.

-- Asokan
                
> Allow external sorter plugin for MR
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-2454
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-2454
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-alpha, 3.0.0, 2.0.2-alpha
>            Reporter: Mariappan Asokan
>            Assignee: Mariappan Asokan
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: features, performance, plugin, sort
>         Attachments: HadoopSortPlugin.pdf, HadoopSortPlugin.pdf, KeyValueIterator.java,
MapOutputSorterAbstract.java, MapOutputSorter.java, mapreduce-2454-modified-code.patch, mapreduce-2454-modified-test.patch,
mapreduce-2454-new-test.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch,
mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch,
mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch,
mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch,
mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454.patch, mapreduce-2454-protection-change.patch,
mr-2454-on-mr-279-build82.patch.gz, MR-2454-trunkPatchPreview.gz, ReduceInputSorter.java
>
>
> Define interfaces and some abstract classes in the Hadoop framework to facilitate external
sorter plugins both on the Map and Reduce sides.

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