-Is the sort(in sort and shuffle) always required
Saptarshi Guha 2010-06-19, 16:16
My question: is the sort (in the sort and shuffle) absolutely required?
If I wanted mapreduce to partition (using the map) and then aggregate(using
reduce) without a need for the keys to be sorted
is it possible to turn of the sorting? Or is the fact that keys come to the
reducer in sorted order just a side effect of sorting and that
the sorting is vital for the efficient operation of MapReduce?