I have a need within a larger Pig script to pull just a few records from an
Hbase table. I know the exact key, so it'd be trivial with a get() from a
UDF. Another alternative is use to a custom LOAD/FILTER combo, but this
would involve filtering off all but 3 of about 50 records.
>From a performance angle, punting over to the UDF is faster, right?
Although it seems to break the model of only using UDFs when necessary...
How are others handling this situation?