Sure, you do, but don't forget to sort all KV pairs before put them into
context. Or else you'd get some "unsorted" expection.
If you have them completely the same and you need to reduce number of same
lines you could use Combiner, but their behavior is not deterministic, so
basically there is no guarantee that it'll be run and how many times.
On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 12:22 AM, gordoslocos <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Thank you Paul.
> I was just thinking that I could use add a reducer to the step that
> prepares the data to build custom logic around having multiple entries
> which produce the same rowkey. What do u think?
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 03/10/2012, at 17:12, Paul Mackles <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Keys in hbase are a combination of rowkey/column/timestamp.
> > Two records with the same rowkey but different column will result in two
> > different cells with the same rowkey which is probably what you expect.
> > For two records with the same rowkey and same column, the timestamp will
> > normally differentiate them but in the case of a bulk load, the timestamp
> > could be the same so it may actually be a tie and both will be stored.
> > There are no updates in bulk loads.
> > All 20 versions will get loaded but the 10 oldest will be deleted during
> > the next major compaction.
> > I would definitely recommend setting up small scale tests for all of the
> > above scenarios to confirm.
> > On 10/3/12 3:35 PM, "Juan P." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> Hi guys,
> >> I've been reading up on bulk load using MapReduce jobs and I wanted to
> >> validate something.
> >> If I the input I wanted to load into HBase produced the same key for
> >> several lines. How will HBase handle that?
> >> I understand the MapReduce job will create StoreFiles which the region
> >> servers just pick up and make available to the users. But is there a
> >> validation to treat the first as insert and the rest as updates?
> >> What about the limit on the number of versions of a key HBase can have?
> >> I want to have 10 versions, but the bulk load has 20 values for the same
> >> key, will it only keep the last 10?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Juan
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