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From Alexander Pivovarov <apivova...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to serialize very large object in Hadoop Writable?
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:00:53 GMT
Usually Hadoop Map Reduce deals with row based data.

if you need to write a lot to hdfs file you can get OutputStream to hdfs
file and write bytes.

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM, Yuriy <yuriythedev@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you, Alexander. That, at least, explains the problem. And what
> should be the workaround if the combined set of data is larger than 2 GB?
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Alexander Pivovarov <apivovarov@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Max array size is max integer. So, byte array can not be bigger than 2GB
>> On Aug 22, 2014 1:41 PM, "Yuriy" <yuriythedev@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  Hadoop Writable interface relies on "public void write(DataOutput out)" method.
>>> It looks like behind DataOutput interface, Hadoop uses DataOutputStream,
>>> which uses a simple array under the cover.
>>> When I try to write a lot of data in DataOutput in my reducer, I get:
>>> Caused by: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Requested array size exceeds VM
>>> limit at java.util.Arrays.copyOf(Arrays.java:3230) at
>>> java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream.grow(ByteArrayOutputStream.java:113) at
>>> java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream.ensureCapacity(ByteArrayOutputStream.java:93)
>>> at java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream.write(ByteArrayOutputStream.java:140) at
>>> java.io.DataOutputStream.write(DataOutputStream.java:107) at
>>> java.io.FilterOutputStream.write(FilterOutputStream.java:97)
>>> Looks like the system is unable to allocate the continuous array of the
>>> requested size. Apparently, increasing the heap size available to the
>>> reducer does not help - it is already at 84GB (-Xmx84G)
>>> If I cannot reduce the size of the object that I need to serialize (as
>>> the reducer constructs this object by combining the object data), what
>>> should I try to work around this problem?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Yuriy

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