Spring 2014

Preparation for Recitation 8

Read Pig Latin: A Not-So-Foreign Language for Data Processing .

Answer the following questions:

  • Pig Latin's LOAD command does not actually read the specified input file, but defers loading until the program is evaluated. What is the benefit of this style of execution?
  • What are some advantages of layering Pig Latin on top of the MapReduce framework?

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