by Todd Lipcon
Optimizing MapReduce job performance is often seen as something of a black art. In order to maximize performance, developers need to understand the inner workings of the MapReduce execution framework and how they are affected by various configuration parameters and MR design patterns. The talk will illustrate the underlying mechanics of job and task execution, including the map side sort/spill, the shuffle, and the reduce side merge, and then explain how different job configuration parameters and job design strategies affect the performance of these operations. Though the talk will cover internals, it will also provide practical tips, guidelines, and rules of thumb for better job performance. The talk is primarily targeted towards developers directly using the MapReduce API, though will also include some tips for users of higher level frameworks.
by Hitesh Shah
Hadoop YARN is the next generation computing platform in Apache Hadoop with support for programming paradigms besides MapReduce. In the world of Big Data, one cannot solve all the problems wholly using the Map Reduce programming model. Typical installations run separate programming models like MR, MPI, graph-processing frameworks on individual clusters. Running fewer larger clusters is cheaper than running more small clusters. Therefore,_leveraging YARN to allow both MR and non-MR applications to run on top of a common cluster becomes more important from an economical and operational point of view. This talk will cover the different APIs and RPC protocols that are available for developers to implement new application frameworks on top of YARN. We will also go through a simple application which demonstrates how one can implement their own Application Master, schedule requests to the YARN resource-manager and then subsequently use the allocated resources to run user code on the NodeManagers.
13th–14th June 2012