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  Improving the performance of AWS Glue jobs involves several strategies that target different aspects of the ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) process. Here are some key practices. 1. Optimize Job Scripts Partitioning : Ensure your data is properly partitioned. Partitioning divides your data into manageable chunks, allowing parallel processing and reducing the amount of data scanned. Filtering : Apply pushdown predicates to filter data early in the ETL process, reducing the amount of data processed downstream. Compression : Use compressed file formats (e.g., Parquet, ORC) for your data sources and sinks. These formats not only reduce storage costs but also improve I/O performance. Optimize Transformations : Minimize the number of transformations and actions in your script. Combine transformations where possible and use DataFrame APIs which are optimized for performance. 2. Use Appropriate Data Formats Parquet and ORC : These columnar formats are efficient for storage and querying, signif

Essential features of Hadoop Data joins (1 of 2)

Limitation of map side joining: 

A record being processed by a mapper may be joined with a record not easily accessible (or even located) by that mapper. This is the main limitation.

Who will facilitate map side join:

Hadoop's apache.hadoop.mapred.join package contains helper classes to facilitate this map side join.

What is joining data in Hadoop:

You will come across, you need to analyze data from multiple sources, this scenario Hadoop follows data joining. In the case database world, joining of two or more tables is called joining. In Hadoop joining data involved different approaches.

  • Reduce side join
  • Replicated joins using a Distributed cache
  • Semijoin-Reduce side join with map side filtering
What is the functionality of Map-reduce job:

The traditional MapReduce job reads a set of input data, performs some transformations in the map phase, sorts the results, performs another transformation in the reduce phase, and writes a set of output data. The sorting stage requires data to be transferred across the network and also requires the computational expense of sorting. In addition, the input data is read from and the output data is written to HDFS. 

The overhead involved in passing data between HDFS and the map phase, and the overhead involved in moving the data during the sort stage, and the writing of data to HDFS at the end of the job result in application design patterns that have large complex map methods and potentially complex reduce methods, to minimize the number of times the data is passed through the cluster.

Many processes require multiple steps, some of which require a reduce phase, leaving at least one input to the next job step already sorted. Having to re-sort this data may use significant cluster resources. In my next post I will give different joining methods in Hadoop.


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