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From "Zheng Shao (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HIVE-1118) Add hive.merge.size.per.task to HiveConf
Date Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:20:18 GMT


Zheng Shao updated HIVE-1118:

    Summary: Add hive.merge.size.per.task to HiveConf  (was: Hive merge map files should have
different bytes/mapper setting)

> Add hive.merge.size.per.task to HiveConf
> ----------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-1118
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hadoop Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Zheng Shao
>            Assignee: Zheng Shao
>         Attachments: HIVE-1118.1.patch, HIVE-1118.2.patch, HIVE-1118.3.patch
> Currently, by default, we get one reducer for each 1GB of input data.
> It's also true for the conditional merge job that will run if the average file size is
smaller than a threshold.
> This actually makes those job very slow, because each reducer needs to consume 1GB of
> Alternatively, we can just use that threshold to determine the number of reducers per
job (or introduce a new parameter).
> Let's say the threshold is 1MB, then we only start the the merge job if the average file
size is less than 1MB, and the eventual result file size will be around 1MB (or another small
> This will remove the extreme cases where we have thousands of empty files, but still
make normal jobs fast enough.

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