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Pig, mail # user - Is that possible to use Pig to do an optimized secondary sort.


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Stanley Xu 2012-10-31, 08:20
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Alan Gates 2012-10-31, 15:21
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Re: Is that possible to use Pig to do an optimized secondary sort.
Stanley Xu 2012-11-01, 05:03
I have posted the code by a gist link in the mail. I just simplify the real
code to make it simple, will that trigger a secondary sort automatically?

If that, is there any other places I should check to understand why the
cleanup of the mapreduce takes that long time?

Thanks.

Best wishes,
Stanley Xu

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 11:21 PM, Alan Gates <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Seeing your Pig Latin script will help us determine whether this will work
> in your case.  But in general Pig uses secondary sort when you do an order
> by in a nested foreach.  So if you are grouping you could order within that
> group and then pass it to your UDF.
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> Alan.
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> On Oct 31, 2012, at 1:20 AM, Stanley Xu wrote:
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> > Dear buddies,
> >
> > We are trying to write some of the UDF to do some machine learning work.
> We
> > did a simple experiment to calculate the AUC through a UDF like the
> > following code in gist
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> > https://gist.github.com/3985764
> >
> > The map-reduce job will only take a couple of few minutes, but will wait
> > there hours to do the cleanup.
> >
> > I guess the reason is that the sort inside the foreach will generate lots
> > of data spill to local fs and takes a long time to do cleanup there.
> >
> > In a java map-reduce problem, we could made it like a secondary sort. We
> > make the model + ctr as the key so the same model's ctr will be sorted,
> and
> > group by only the model name part, then the sort is done after shuffling.
> >
> > I  am wondering if we could do that kind of optimization in pig as well?
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Russell Jurney 2012-10-31, 15:55