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From Ajo Fod <>
Subject Re: Is there a reason why this simple query would take a very long time?
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:54:43 GMT
oh ... sorry  you say you already tried that.

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Ajo Fod <> wrote:
> you could try to set the number of reducers e.g:
> set mapred.reduce.tasks=4;
> set this before doing the select.
> -Ajo
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Jonathan Coveney <> wrote:
>> I have a 10 node server or so, and have been mainly using pig on it, but
>> would like to try out Hive.
>> I am running this query, which doesn't take too long in Pig, but is taking
>> quite a long time in Hive.
>> hive -e "select count(1) as ct from my_table where v1='02' and v2 =
>> 11112222;" > thecount
>> One thing is that this job only uses 1 reducer, but it is taking most of its
>> time in its reduce step. I tried manually setting more reducers, but I think
>> that for a job without groups, it forces 1 reducer?
>> Either way, would love to know why this is dragging? It's worth noting that
>> my_table is not saved in the Hive format, but rather as a flat file. I
>> realize that this can influence performance, but shouldn't it at least
>> perform on par with pig?
>> Thanks for your help
>> Jon

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