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IncMR: Incremental Data Processing Based on MapReduce

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Executive Summary

MapReduce programming model is widely used for large scale and one-time data-intensive distributed computing, but lacks flexibility and efficiency of processing small incremental data. IncMR framework is proposed in this paper for incrementally processing new data of a large data set, which takes state as implicit input and combines it with new data. Map tasks are created according to new splits instead of entire splits while reduce tasks fetch their inputs including the state and the intermediate results of new map tasks from designate nodes or local nodes. Data locality is considered as one of the main optimization means for job scheduling. It is implemented based on Hadoop, compatible with the original MapReduce interfaces and transparent to users.

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