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From "Alexander C.H. Lorenz" <>
Subject Re: What is best way to load data into hive tables/hadoop file system
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:06:05 GMT
bzip2 or snappy-codec will be very usefull for that.

- Alex

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Martin Kuhn <>wrote:

> You could try to use splittable LZO compression instead:
> (a gz file can't be split)
> > We have multiple terabytes of data (currently in gz format approx size
> 2GB per file). What is best way to load that data into Hadoop?
> > We have seen that (especially when loaded using hive's load data local
> inpath ....) to load a gz file it takes around 12 seconds and when we
> decompress it (around 4~5GB) it takes 8 minutes to load the file.
> > We want these files to be processed using multiple mappers on the Hadoop
> and not with singles.
> > What would be best way to load these files in Hive/hdfs so that it takes
> less time to load as well as use multiple mappers to process the files.

Alexander Lorenz

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