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Jan 8 in Big Data | Hadoop
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Where is the output of Mapper written in Hadoop?

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Jan 8

The output of mappers are written on local disk rather than the HDFS Blocks. Because of the following reasons :

There are 2 levels of processing (Map and Reduce) involved to get the final desired outcome.
The result generated by mappers are just intermediate/temporary result which is intern result to the Reducers so writing this would be costly process and inefficient.

The final result (outcome of reducers) is stored on HDFS block.

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