I have a configuration JSON file which is accessed by MR job for every input.So , I created a class with a static block, load the JSON file in static Instance variable.

So everytime my mapper or reducer wants to access configuration can use this Instance variable. But on a single node cluster,when I run this as a jar, my mapper is executing fine,

But in reducer static Instance variable is retuning "null".

I get this mainly because mapper and reducer runs on separate jvms. How can I handle this situation gracefully. There are few ways that I can think of:

1.  Serialize the JSON load object and store it on HDFS and then deserialize and use in the code. Problem is obj is not too large so not be useful to store on HDFS

2. I load the JSON for every Input line of map reduce call. This is highly inefficient and  as Il be loading JSON for so many lines again and again.

How to resolve this issue.. Any Inputs  are welcome.

Note , same code works with eclipse well. :(



Stuti Awasthi
HCL Comnet Systems and Services Ltd


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