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Re: Request for suggestions
let us say if we have a relational table with 100 columns and 100000 rows of data.

Using the DataDrivenDBInputFormat class, we were able to provide the min & max ids (let us say 1 and 100000) and let Hadoop manage spinning off as many mapper tasks and each such task handles a subset of data (rather some # of rows of data). i.e. partitioning based on rows
But, we also want to partition the columns so that a single Hadoop job can spin off say 20 mapper
tasks where each mapper task works with 5 columns of data. i.e. partitioning based on columns

If we were to use Cassandra (and not a relational table) with Hadoop, then they provide something called ClassFamilyInputFormat, which seems to offer what we are looking for. I am not 100% sure though.
Hope it is clear. 

 From: Jonathan Coveney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: Request for suggestions

Can you flesh out what you want it to do a little more? Maybe some example queries?

2012/11/26 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

>We have a scenario where we want a single Hadoop job to create/manage multiple mapper tasks where each mapper task will query a subset of columns in a relational database table. We looked into DataDrivenDBInputFormat, but that only seems to facilitate partitioning where each mapper task can query a subset of rows in a relational database table.
>I am not sure if Pig can help us in this case.
>Appreciate any suggestions in this regard.