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From "Alejandro Abdelnur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MAPREDUCE-3310) Custom grouping comparator cannot be set for Combiners
Date Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:27:52 GMT

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Alejandro Abdelnur commented on MAPREDUCE-3310:
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just committed an addendum fixing javadoc warnings (apologies for the noise).

> Custom grouping comparator cannot be set for Combiners
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-3310
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-3310
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: client
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.1
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Mathias Herberts
>            Assignee: Alejandro Abdelnur
>             Fix For: 1.3.0, 2.4.0
>
>         Attachments: MAPREDUCE-3310-branch-1.patch, MAPREDUCE-3310-branch-1.patch, MAPREDUCE-3310-trunk.patch,
MAPREDUCE-3310-trunk.patch, MAPREDUCE-3310-trunk.patch, MAPREDUCE-3310-trunk.patch
>
>
> Combiners are often described as 'Reducers running on the Map side'.
> As Reducers, Combiners are fed <K,{V}>, where {V} is built by grouping values associated
with the 'same' key.
> For Reducers, the comparator used for grouping values can be set independently of that
used to sort the keys (using Job.setGroupingComparatorClass).
> Such a configuration is not possible for Combiners, meaning some things done in Reducers
cannot be done in Combiners (such as secondary sort).
> It would be handy to have a Job.setCombinerGroupingComparatorClass method that would
allow the setting of the grouping comparator used when applying a Combiner.



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