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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Pig not reading all cassandra data
Date Sat, 05 Feb 2011 06:01:51 GMT
On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 9:47 PM, Matt Kennedy <> wrote:
> Found the culprit.  There is a new feature in Pig 0.8 that will try to
> reduce the number of splits used to speed up the whole job.  Since the
> ColumnFamilyInputFormat lists the input size as zero, this feature
> eliminates all of the splits except for one.
> The workaround is to disable this feature for jobs that use CassandraStorage
> by setting -Dpig.splitCombination=false in the pig_cassandra script.
> Hope somebody finds this useful, you wouldn't believe how many dead-ends I
> ran down trying to figure this out.

Ouch, thanks for tracking that down.

What should CFIF be returning differently?  Do you mean the

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support

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