How to use Hadoop's InputFormat and OutputFormat in Spark

One of the things that i like about Spark is, that it allows you to use you MapReduce based InputFormat and OutputFormats for reading from and writing to. I wanted to try this i built the InputFormatOutputDriver class, that uses TextInputFormat for reading a file. Then uses that input to perform word count and finally uses TextOutputFormat for storing output As you can see most of the code is similar to WordCount program built using Apache Spark in Java , with difference that this is written in scala and following 2 lines When you want to use Hadoop API for reading data you should use sparkContext.newAPIHadoopFile() method, i am using version of the method that takes 4 parameters. First is path of input file, second parameter is the InputFormat class you want to use (I want to read file as Key - Value pair so i am using KeyValueTextInputFormat), then the next parameters is type of Key and Type of value, its Text for both key and value in my example and the last. Spark will read the file into a PairRDD[Text,Text], since i am only interested in the content of the file i am iterating through the keys and converting them from Text to String

val lines = sparkContext.newAPIHadoopFile(inputFile,classOf[KeyValueTextInputFormat], 
classOf[Text],classOf[Text]) => lineText.toString)
Once i have RDD[String] i can perform wordcount with it. But once the results are ready i am calling wordCountRDD.saveAsNewAPIHadoopFile() for storing data in Hadoop using TextOutputFormat.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping me to understand basic Hadoop outputformat concepts. As a beginner in Hadoop your post help me a lot.
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