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Combiner creating mapoutput file per region in HBase scan mapreduce

Combiner creating mapoutput file per region in HBase scan mapreduce

Rising Star

Hi i am running an application which reads records from HBase and writes into text files .

I have used combiner in my application and custom partitioner also.I have used 41 reducer in my application because i need to create 40 reducer output file that satisfies my condition in custome partitioner class .

All working fine but when i use combiner in my application it creates map output file per regions .

Foe example i have 40 regions in my application then it create 40 *41 mapoutput files .

Data in the files are correct but no of files increased .

Any idea how can i get only 40 files.

  // Reducer Class
     job.setReducerClass(CommonReducer.class); // reducer class

below is my Job details

  Submitted:    Mon Apr 10 09:42:55 CDT 2017
  Started:    Mon Apr 10 09:43:03 CDT 2017
  Finished:    Mon Apr 10 10:11:20 CDT 2017
  Elapsed:    28mins, 17sec
  Average Map Time    6mins, 13sec
  Average Shuffle Time    17mins, 56sec
  Average Merge Time    0sec
  Average Reduce Time    0sec 

Here is Reducer/Combiner Code

import org.apache.log4j.Logger;
import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.Reducer;
import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.output.MultipleOutputs;
public class CommonCombiner extends Reducer<NullWritable, Text, NullWritable, Text> {
private Logger logger = Logger.getLogger(CommonCombiner.class);
private MultipleOutputs<NullWritable, Text> multipleOutputs;
String strName = "";
private static final String DATA_SEPERATOR = "\\|\\!\\|";
public void setup(Context context) {"Inside Combiner.");
multipleOutputs = new MultipleOutputs<NullWritable, Text>(context);
public void reduce(NullWritable Key, Iterable<Text> values, Context context)
throws IOException, InterruptedException {
for (Text value : values) {
final String valueStr = value.toString();
StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
if ("".equals(strName) && strName.length() == 0) {
String[] strArrFileName = valueStr.split(DATA_SEPERATOR);
String strFullFileName[] = strArrFileName[1].split("\\|\\^\\|");
strName = strFullFileName[strFullFileName.length - 1];
String strArrvalueStr[] = valueStr.split(DATA_SEPERATOR);
if (!strArrvalueStr[0].contains(HbaseBulkLoadMapperConstants.FF_ACTION)) {
sb.append(strArrvalueStr[0] + "|!|");
multipleOutputs.write(NullWritable.get(), new Text(sb.toString()), strName);
String strArrvalueStr[] = valueStr.split(DATA_SEPERATOR);
public void cleanup(Context context) throws IOException, InterruptedException {

Re: Combiner creating mapoutput file per region in HBase scan mapreduce

Rising Star
I have replaced multipleOutputs.write(NullWritable.get(), new Text(sb.toString()), strName);
and i got the correct output .

Re: Combiner creating mapoutput file per region in HBase scan mapreduce

Yes, MultipleOutputs doesn't make sense in combiner. As distribution of data among reducer is taken care by partioner class.