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From Brandon Williams <>
Subject Re: pig counting question
Date Sat, 26 Mar 2011 01:55:43 GMT
On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Jeffrey Wang <> wrote:
> I don't think it's Pig running out of memory, but rather Cassandra itself (the data doesn't
even make it to Pig). get_range_slices() is called with a row batch size of 4096, the default,
and it's fetching all of the columns in each row. If I have 10K columns in each row, that's
a huge request, and Cassandra runs into memory pressure trying to serve it.

If your rows are that large, you should lower the batch size to be appropriate.


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