If you are 100% sure that all the node data nodes are available and healthy for that period of time, you can choose the replication factor as 1 or <3.
From: John Lilley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: 02 July 2013 04:40
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Subject: RE: intermediate results files
I've seen some benchmarks where replication=1 runs at about 50MB/sec and replication=3 runs at about 33MB/sec, but I can't seem to find that now.
From: Mohammad Tariq [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 5:03 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]<mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: intermediate results files
IMHO, it doesn't matter. Your job will write the result just once. Replica creation is handled at the HDFS layer so it has nothing to with your job. Your job will still be writing at the same speed.
On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 4:16 AM, John Lilley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]<mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> wrote:
If my reducers are going to create results that are temporary in nature (consumed by the next processing stage) is it recommended to use a replication factor <3 to improve performance?