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From Ian Wrigley <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: secondary sort - number of reducers
Date Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:38:27 GMT
If you don't specify the number of Reducers, Hadoop will use the default -- which, unless you've
changed it, is 1.



On Aug 29, 2013, at 4:23 PM, Adeel Qureshi <adeelmahmood@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have implemented secondary sort in my MR job and for some reason if i dont specify
the number of reducers it uses 1 which doesnt seems right because im working with 800M+ records
and one reducer slows things down significantly. Is this some kind of limitation with the
secondary sort that it has to use a single reducer .. that kind of would defeat the purpose
of having a scalable solution such as secondary sort. I would appreciate any help.
> Thanks
> Adeel

Ian Wrigley
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Cloudera, Inc
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