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Re: Wikisearch Performance Question
Let me see if I understand what you're asking: you took one mediawiki
archive and split it into n archives of size 1/n the original. You then
took many n _different_ mediawiki archives and ingested those. You tried
to get the speed of ingesting many different archives be as fast as
splitting an original single archive?

Are you using gzip'ed input files? Have you tried just decompressing the
gzip into plaintext? Hadoop will naturally split uncompressed text and
and give you nice balancing.

I haven't looked at the ingest code in a long time. Not sure if it ever
received much love.

On 5/21/13 1:30 PM, Patrick Lynch wrote:
> user@accumulo,
> I was working with the Wikipedia Accumulo ingest examples, and I was
> trying to get the ingest of a single archive file to be as fast as
> ingesting multiple archives through parallelization. I increased the
> number of ways the job split the single archive so that all the servers
> could work on ingesting at the same time. What I noticed, however, was
> that having all the servers work on ingesting the same file was still
> not nearly as fast as using multiple ingest files. I was wondering if I
> could have some insight into the design of the Wikipedia ingest that
> could explain this phenomenon.
> Thank you for your time,
> Patrick Lynch