your question is answered here
To answer first part of your question,
it is not mandatory to run all the maps of a given job at a single time.
Maps are executed as and when the map slots are available on the
On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Sai Sai <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> If we have a 640 MB data file and have 3 Data Nodes in a cluster.
> The file can be split into 10 Blocks and starts the Mappers M1, M2, M3
> As each one completes the task M4 and so on will be run.
> It appears like it is not necessary to run all the 10 Map tasks in
> parallel at once.
> Just wondering if this is right assumption.
> What if we have 10 TB of data file with 3 Data Nodes, how to find the
> number of mappers that will be created.