The only thing wrong would be what is said for the DB-talking jobs as
well: Distributed mappers talking to a single point of service can
bring it down.
On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Mark Kerzner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> then there is nothing wrong with the mapper directly talking to the server,
> and failing the map task if the service does not work out.
> Thank you,
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:21 PM, Harsh J <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Can the mapper not directly talk to whatever application server the
>> Windows server runs? Is the work needed to be done in the map step
>> (i.e. per record)? If not, you can perhaps also consider the SSH
>> action of Oozie (although I've never tried it with a Windows machine)
>> under a workflow.
>> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM, Mark Kerzner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> > Hi,
>> > my Hadop cluster needs help: some tasks have to be done by a Windows
>> > server
>> > with specialized closed-source software. How do I add them to the mix?
>> > For
>> > example, I can run Tomcat, and the mapper would be calling a servlet
>> > there.
>> > Is there anything better, which would be closer to the fault-tolerant
>> > architecture of Hadoop itself?
>> > Thank you,
>> > Mark
>> Harsh J
Mark Kerzner 2013-03-07, 12:13