The computation on the number of Input Splits/ map tasks is totally determined by the InputFormat used as well as the split size.
Hive used CombineHiveInput format so you may not be having one mapper per file if your files are small. You can control the number of maps by controlling the split sizes.
Sent from handheld, please excuse typos.
From: Cheng Su <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:39:57
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Subject: How does hive decide to launch how many map tasks?
How does hive decide to launch how many map tasks?
I know there are some configs to help hive to decide how many reduce
task to launch?
But how about map tasks?
I thought that number of map tasks equals to the number of the store files.
I have a table now with 2 partitions, and one has 4 files in it, the
other has 2,
when I execute "select count(*) from table", only one map is launched.
How can I increase the number of map tasks to improve the performance?