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From "Chao Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (PIG-1077) [Zebra] to support record(row)-based file split in Zebra's TableInputFormat
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2009 23:12:39 GMT

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Chao Wang updated PIG-1077:
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    Release Note: 
In this jira, we plan to also resolve the dependency issue that Zebra record-based split needs
Hadoop TFile split support to work. For this dependency, Zebra has to maintain its own copy
of Hadoop jar in svn for it to be able to build. Furthermore, the fact that Zebra currently
sits inside Pig in svn and Pig itself maintains its own copy of Hadoop jar in lib directory
makes things even messier. Finally, we notice that Zebra is new and making many changes and
needs to get new revisions quickly, while Hadoop and Pig are more mature and moving slowly
and thus can't make new releases for Zebra all the time. 

After carefully thinking through all this, we plan to fork the TFile part off the Hadoop and
port it into Zebra's own code base. This will greatly simply the building process of Zebra
and also enable it to make quick revisions.

Last, we would like to point out that this is a short term solution for Zebra and we plan
to: 
1) port all changes to Zebra TFile back into Hadoop TFile. 
2) in the long run have a single unified solution for this.


> [Zebra] to support record(row)-based file split in Zebra's TableInputFormat
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-1077
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-1077
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 0.4.0
>            Reporter: Chao Wang
>            Assignee: Chao Wang
>             Fix For: 0.6.0
>
>
> TFile currently supports split by record sequence number (see Jira HADOOP-6218). We want
to utilize this to provide record(row)-based input split support in Zebra.
> One prominent benefit is that: in cases where we have very large data files, we can create
much more fine-grained input splits than before where we can only create one big split for
one big file.
> In more detail, the new row-based getSplits() works by default (user does not specify
no. of splits to be generated) as follows: 
> 1) Select the biggest column group in terms of data size, split all of its TFiles according
to hdfs block size (64 MB or 128 MB) and get a list of physical byte offsets as the output
per TFile. For example, let us assume for the 1st TFile we get offset1, offset2, ..., offset10;

> 2) Invoke TFile.getRecordNumNear(long offset) to get the RecordNum of a key-value pair
near a byte offset. For the example above, say we get recordNum1, recordNum2, ..., recordNum10;

> 3) Stitch [0, recordNum1], [recordNum1+1, recordNum2], ..., [recordNum9+1, recordNum10],
[recordNum10+1, lastRecordNum] splits of all column groups, respectively to form 11 record-based
input splits for the 1st TFile. 
> 4) For each input split, we need to create a TFile scanner through: TFile.createScannerByRecordNum(long
beginRecNum, long endRecNum). 
> Note: conversion from byte offset to record number will be done by each mapper, rather
than being done at the job initialization phase. This is due to performance concern since
the conversion incurs some TFile reading overhead.

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