Order by sampling dumps entire sample to hdfs which causes dfs "FileSystem 
closed" error on large input
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                 Key: PIG-733
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-733
             Project: Pig
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Pradeep Kamath
            Assignee: Pradeep Kamath


Order by has a sampling job which samples the input and creates a sorted list 
of sample items. CUrrently the number of items sampled is 100 per map task. So 
if the input is large resulting in many maps (say 50,000) the sample is big. 
This sorted sample is stored on dfs. The WeightedRangePartitioner computes 
quantile boundaries and weighted probabilities for repeating values in each map 
by reading the samples file from DFS. In queries with many maps (in the order 
of 50,000) the dfs read of the sample file fails with "FileSystem closed" 
error. This seems to point to a dfs issue wherein a big dfs file being read 
simultaneously by many dfs clients (in this case all maps) causes the clients 
to be closed. However on the pig side, loading the sample from each map in the 
final map reduce job and computing the quantile boundaries and weighted 
probabilities is inefficient. We should do this computation through a 
FindQuantiles udf in the same map reduce job which produces the sorted samples. 
This way lesser data is written to dfs and in the final map reduce job, the 
weightedRangePartitioner needs to just load the computed information.

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