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From Something Something <mailinglist...@gmail.com>
Subject Loader for small files
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:22:05 GMT

We are running into performance issues with Pig/Hadoop because our input
files are small.  Everything goes to only 1 Mapper.  To get around this, we
are trying to use our own Loader like this:

1)  Extend PigStorage:

public class SmallFileStorage extends PigStorage {

    public SmallFileStorage(String delimiter) {

    public InputFormat getInputFormat() {
        return new NLineInputFormat();

2)  Add command line argument to the Pig command as follows:


3)  Use SmallFileStorage in the Pig script as follows:

USING com.xxx.yyy.SmallFileStorage ('\t')

But this doesn't seem to work.  We still see that everything is going to
one mapper.  Before we spend any more time on this, I am wondering if this
is a good approach – OR – if there's a better approach?  Please let me
know.  Thanks.

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