Class ValueAggregatorReducer<K1 extends WritableComparable,V1 extends Writable>

  extended by org.apache.hadoop.mapred.lib.aggregate.ValueAggregatorJobBase<K1,V1>
      extended by org.apache.hadoop.mapred.lib.aggregate.ValueAggregatorReducer<K1,V1>
All Implemented Interfaces:
Closeable, JobConfigurable, Mapper<K1,V1,Text,Text>, Reducer<Text,Text,Text,Text>

public class ValueAggregatorReducer<K1 extends WritableComparable,V1 extends Writable>
extends ValueAggregatorJobBase<K1,V1>

This class implements the generic reducer of Aggregate.

Field Summary
Fields inherited from class org.apache.hadoop.mapred.lib.aggregate.ValueAggregatorJobBase
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 void map(K1 arg0, V1 arg1, OutputCollector<Text,Text> arg2, Reporter arg3)
          Do nothing.
 void reduce(Text key, Iterator<Text> values, OutputCollector<Text,Text> output, Reporter reporter)
          Reduces values for a given key.
Methods inherited from class org.apache.hadoop.mapred.lib.aggregate.ValueAggregatorJobBase
close, configure, logSpec
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public ValueAggregatorReducer()
Method Detail


public void reduce(Text key,
                   Iterator<Text> values,
                   OutputCollector<Text,Text> output,
                   Reporter reporter)
            throws IOException
Description copied from interface: Reducer
Reduces values for a given key.

The framework calls this method for each <key, (list of values)> pair in the grouped inputs. Output values must be of the same type as input values. Input keys must not be altered. The framework will reuse the key and value objects that are passed into the reduce, therefore the application should clone the objects they want to keep a copy of. In many cases, all values are combined into zero or one value.

Output pairs are collected with calls to OutputCollector.collect(Object,Object).

Applications can use the Reporter provided to report progress or just indicate that they are alive. In scenarios where the application takes an insignificant amount of time to process individual key/value pairs, this is crucial since the framework might assume that the task has timed-out and kill that task. The other way of avoiding this is to set mapred.task.timeout to a high-enough value (or even zero for no time-outs).

key - the key is expected to be a Text object, whose prefix indicates the type of aggregation to aggregate the values. In effect, data driven computing is achieved. It is assumed that each aggregator's getReport method emits appropriate output for the aggregator. This may be further customiized.
values - the list of values to reduce.
output - to collect keys and combined values.
reporter - facility to report progress.


public void map(K1 arg0,
                V1 arg1,
                OutputCollector<Text,Text> arg2,
                Reporter arg3)
         throws IOException
Do nothing. Should not be called

arg0 - the input key.
arg1 - the input value.
arg2 - collects mapped keys and values.
arg3 - facility to report progress.

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