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From Sven Krasser <>
Subject Re: Define size partitions
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:47:02 GMT
You can also use your InputFormat/RecordReader in Spark, e.g. using
newAPIHadoopFile. See here:

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 6:50 AM, Guillermo Ortiz <>

> Hi,
> I want to process some files, there're a king of big, dozens of
> gigabytes each one. I get them like a array of bytes and there's an
> structure inside of them.
> I have a header which describes the structure. It could be like:
> Number(8bytes) Char(16bytes) Number(4 bytes) Char(1bytes), ......
> This structure appears N times on the file.
> So, I could know the size of each block since it's fix. There's not
> separator among block and block.
> If I would do this with MapReduce, I could implement a new
> RecordReader and InputFormat  to read each block because I know the
> size of them and I'd fix the split size in the driver. (blockX1000 for
> example). On this way, I could know that each split for each mapper
> has complete blocks and there isn't a piece of the last block in the
> next split.
> Spark works with RDD and partitions, How could I resize  each
> partition to do that?? is it possible? I guess that Spark doesn't use
> the RecordReader and these classes for these tasks.
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