+1 on what Alan is saying. I think it would be an overkill to have
another contrib. for this.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Gates [mailto:ga...@yahoo-inc.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 2:42 PM
To: pig-dev@hadoop.apache.org
Subject: Re: Pig reading hive columnar rc tables

On Nov 30, 2009, at 12:18 PM, Dmitriy Ryaboy wrote:

> That's awesome, I've been itching to do that but never got around to  
> it..
> Garrit, do you have any benchmarks on read speeds?
> I don't know about putting this in piggybank, as it carries with it  
> pretty
> significant dependencies, increasing the size of the jar and making it
> difficult for users to don't need it to build piggybank in the first  
> place.
> We might want to consider some other contrib for it -- maybe a "misc"
> contrib that would have indivudual ant targets for these kinds of
> compatibility submissions?

Does it have to increase the size of the piggybank jar?  Instead of  
including hive in our piggybank jar, which I agree would be bad, can  
we just say that if you want to use this function you need to provide  
the appropriate hive jar yourself?  This way we could use ivy to pull  
the jars and build piggybank.

I'm not really wild about creating a new section of contrib just for  
functions that have heavier weight requirements.


> -D
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Olga Natkovich <ol...@yahoo- 
> inc.com> wrote:
>> Hi Garrit,
>> It would be great if you could contribute the code. The process is
>> pretty simple:
>> - Open a JIRA that describes what the loader does and that you would
>> like to contribute it to the Piggybank.
>> - Submit the patch that contains the loader. Make sure it has unit  
>> tests
>> and javadoc.
>> On this is done, one of the committers will review and commit the  
>> patch.
>> More details on how to contribute are in
>> http://wiki.apache.org/pig/PiggyBank.
>> Olga
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Gerrit van Vuuren [mailto:gvanvuu...@specificmedia.com]
>> Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 2:42 AM
>> To: pig-dev@hadoop.apache.org
>> Subject: Pig reading hive columnar rc tables
>> Hi,
>> I've coded a LoadFunc implementation that can read from Hive  
>> Columnar RC
>> tables, this is needed for a project that I'm working on because  
>> all our
>> data is stored using the Hive thrift serialized Columnar RC format. I
>> have looked at the piggy bank but did not find any implementation  
>> that
>> could do this. We've been running it on our cluster for the last week
>> and have worked out most bugs.
>> There are still some improvements to be done but I would need  like
>> setting the amount of mappers based on date partitioning. Its been
>> optimized so as to read only specific columns and can churn through a
>> data set almost 8 times faster with this improvement because not all
>> column data is read.
>> I would like to contribute the class to the piggybank can you guide  
>> me
>> in what I need to do?
>> I've used hive specific classes to implement this, is it possible  
>> to add
>> this to the piggy bank build ivy for automatic download of the
>> dependencies?
>> Thanks,
>> Gerrit Jansen van Vuuren

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