On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 6:14 AM, Mathias Herberts <
[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I'm in the process of putting together a 'Hadoop MapReduce Poster' so
> my students can better understand the various steps of a MapReduce job
> as ran by Hadoop.
Most of it is probably beneath the radar, but if you want the details of
how the sort actually works in MapReduce, I'd suggest going through Chris
Douglas' presentation on it.
At the very least, you want to show the serialization before the sort in
the Mapper and deserialization in the Reducer, which gives you a good
platform to talk about why you need to define RawComparators for your key
types if you want reasonable performance out of the sort.