BTW I love the label 'Combiner' instead of aggregator. I've been describing their capabilities as equivalent to MapReduce combiners to new Accumulo users, so this makes it even more clear.
Are they easier to code up too? It'd be sweet if one could basically just define a function such as
public void combine(Key k, Iterator<Value> v)
or some such simple signature
On Jan 3, 2012, at 11:36 AM, Billie J Rinaldi wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 3, 2012 11:18:00 AM, "Aaron Cordova" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Also - if I have the StringSummation aggregator configured on a 1.3.5
>> table, when I bring up 1.4 will it continue to use that aggregator,
>> given that there's a new combiner framework? Is there anything I need
>> to do to keep it configured?
> Yes, that aggregator still exists in 1.4, but it is deprecated. I would recommend switching to the SummingCombiner at some point (org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators.user) with the "type" parameter set to "STRING".