-Re: MapReduce processing with extra (possibly non-serializable) configuration
May be you can see the useage of DistributedCache  , It's a facility
provided by the MR framework to cache files (text,archives, jars etc)
needed by applications.
On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 5:10 AM, Public Network Services <
[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I am trying to put an existing file processing application into Hadoop and
> need to find the best way of propagating some extra configuration per
> split, in the form of complex and proprietary custom Java objects.
> The general idea is
> 1. A custom InputFormat splits the input data
> 2. The same InputFormat prepares the appropriate configuration for
> each split
> 3. Hadoop processes each split in MapReduce, using the split itself
> and the corresponding configuration
> The problem is that these configuration objects contain a lot of
> properties and references to other complex objects, and so on, therefore it
> will take a lot of work to cover all the possible combinations and make the
> whole thing serializable (if it can be done in the first place).
> Most probably this is the only way forward, but if anyone has ever dealt
> with this problem, please suggest the best approach to follow.
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