Hadoop Snap Pack

Overview

Apache™ Hadoop® is an open-source software framework for the storage and processing of large datasets. 

Use Snaps in this Snap Pack to read data from and write data to the Hadoop File System (HDFS).

A Groundplex needs to be configured as a Hadoop client for this integration to work. What JAR files and property files need to be installed for this depends on the version and vendor of your Hadoop File System. Refer to your vendor's documentation for that information.

Supported Versions

This Snap Pack is tested against:

  • CDH 5.8
  • CDH 5.10
  • CDH 5.16.1
  • CDH 5.16

  • CDH 6.1.1

  • HDP 2.6.1
  • HDP 2.6.3.1
  • HDP 2.6.3


Customizing the Location of the Temporary Directory

Snaps in the Hadoop Snap Pack briefly save a temporary file in the system while processing and before passing the contents to a downstream Snap. The temporary file is stored in a default location and automatically deleted after the process is complete. 

  • You can change the location of the temporary file to a custom location by using the global property jcc.jvm_options
  • You may choose to use one of the two methods in this section, to change the temporary file location.

Modifying the java.io.tmp.dir file does not change the location of the temporary file.

Method 1: Specifying the Temporary Location in the SnapLogic Manager

  1. In the SnapLogic Manager, Snaplexes tab, select the applicable Snaplex's name.
  2. In the Update Snaplex dialog, Node Properties tab, under Global propertiesadd the global property, jcc.jvm_options =
    -Dhadoop.tmp.dir=/tmp/syd,
     where /tmp/syd is the new location to save the temporary file. 

          

       3. Click Update and OK to Snaplex Update Notice. This updates the new location for the temporary file and restarts the Snaplex with the new property setting.

Method 2: Manually Changing the Location of Temporary File in global.propertie

You can change from the default location of the temporary file to another location in global.properties in your local SnapLogic environment.

  1. Access the /etc folder in your SnapLogic installation:
    • For a Linux installation, enter the command: cd $SL_ROOT/etc on the command prompt.
    • For a Windows installation, enter the command: cd %SL_ROOT%\etc on the command prompt.
  2. Open the global.properties file.
    Add the following entry:
    jcc.jvm_options = -Dhadoop.tmp.dir=tmp/syd/

      3. Save the file and restart the Snaplex to update the new location for the temporary file.


A folder, s3a, is created under the temporary location path to store the temporary file.

Known Issues

  • After upgrading your Snaplex to the 4.20 GA version, Pipelines with HDFS Reader Snap that use Kerberos authentication might remain in the start state.
  • ORC Writer/Reader Snaps fail on S3 when using the 4.20 Snaplex with the previous Snap Pack version (hadoop8270 and snapsmrc528) displaying this error: Unable to read input stream, Reason: For input string: "100M" error.
  • ORC Reader/Writer and Parquet Reader/Writer Snaps fail in 4.20 when executing a Pipeline on S3 with this error: org.apache.hadoop.fs.StorageStatistics.

Snap Pack History

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Release Snap Pack VersionDateType  Updates
4.27427patches12999 LatestEnhanced the Parquet Reader Snap with int96 As Timestamp checkbox, which when selected enables the Date Time Format field. You can use this field to specify a date-time format of your choice for int96 data-type fields. The int96 As Timestamp checkbox is available only when you deselect Use old data format checkbox.

4.27

main12833

 

Stable

Enhanced the Parquet Writer and Parquet Reader Snaps with Azure SAS URI properties, and Azure Storage Account for Hadoop with SAS URI Auth Type. This enables the Snaps to consider SAS URI given in the settings if the SAS URI is selected in the Auth Type during account configuration. 

4.26426patches12288 Latest

Fixed a memory leak issue when using HDFS protocol in Hadoop Snaps.

4.26main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches9975 Latest

Fixed the dependency issue in Hadoop Parquet Reader Snap while reading from AWS S3. The issue is caused due to conflicting definitions for some of the AWS classes (dependencies) in the classpath.

4.25main9554
 
Stable
  • Enhanced the HDFS Reader and HDFS Writer Snaps with the Retry mechanism that includes the following settings:
    • Number of Retries: Specifies the maximum number of retry attempts when the Snap fails to connect to the Hadoop server.
    • Retry Interval (seconds): Specifies the minimum number of seconds the Snap must wait before each retry attempt.
4.24 Patch424patches9262 Latest

Enhanced the AWS S3 Account for Hadoop to provide role-based access when you select IAM role check box.

4.24 Patch424patches8876

 


Latest

Fixes the missing library error in Hadoop Snap Pack when running Hadoop Pipelines in JDK11 runtime.

4.24main8556
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.23 Patch423patches7440 Latest

Fixes the issue in HDFS Reader Snap by supporting to read and write files larger than 2GB using ABFS(S) protocol.

4.23main7430
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.22main6403
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.21 Patchhadoop8853 Latest

Updates the Parquet Writer and Parquet Reader Snaps to support the yyyy-MM-dd format for the DATE logical type.

4.21snapsmrc542

 

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.20 Patchhadoop8776 Latest

Updates the Hadoop Snap Pack to use the latest version of org.xerial.snappy:snappy-java for compression type Snappy, in order to resolve the java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: org.xerial.snappy.SnappyNative.maxCompressedLength(I)I error.

4.20snapsmrc535
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.19 Patchhadoop8270 Latest

Fixes an issue with the Hadoop Parquet Writer Snap wherein the Snap throws an exception when the input document includes one or all of the following:

  • Empty lists.
  • Lists with all null values.
  • Maps with all null values.
4.19snaprsmrc528
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.18 Patchhadoop8033 Latest

Fixed an issue with the Parquet Writer Snap wherein the Snap throws an error when working with WASB protocol.

4.18snapsmrc523
 
Stable
4.17ALL7402
 
Latest

Pushed automatic rebuild of the latest version of each Snap Pack to SnapLogic UAT and Elastic servers.

4.17snapsmrc515
 
Latest

Added the Snap Execution field to all Standard-mode Snaps. In some Snaps, this field replaces the existing Execute during preview check box.

4.16snapsmrc508
 
Stable

Added a new property, Output for each file written, to handle multiple binary input data in the HDFS Writer Snap.

4.15snapsmrc500
 
Stable
  • Added two new Snaps: HDFS ZipFile Reader and HDFS ZipFile Writer.
  • Added support for the Data Catalog Snaps in Parquet Reader and Parquet Writer Snaps.
4.14 Patchhadoop5888 Latest

Fixed an issue wherein the Hadoop snaps were throwing an exception when a Kerberized account is provided, but the snap is run in a non-kerberized environment.

4.14snapsmrc490
 
Stable
  • Added the Hadoop Directory Browser Snap, which browses a given directory path in the Hadoop file system using the HDFS protocol and generates a list of all the files in the directory. It also lists subdirectories and their contents.
  • Added support for S3 file protocol in the ORC Reader, and ORC Writer Snaps.
  • Added support for reading nested schema in the Parquet Reader Snap.
4.13 Patchhadoop5318 Latest
  • Fixed the HDFS Reader/Writer and Parquet Reader/Writer Snaps, wherein Hadoop configuration information does not parse from the client's configuration files.
  • Fixed the HDFS Reader/Writer and Parquet Reader/Writer Snaps, wherein User Impersonation does not work on Hadooplex.
4.13

snapsmrc486

 
Stable
  • KMS encryption support added to AWS S3 account in the Hadoop Snap Pack.
  • Enhanced the Parquet Reader, Parquet Writer, HDFS Reader, and HDFS Writer Snaps to support WASB and ADLS file protocols.
  • Added the AWS S3 account support to the Parquet Reader and Writer Snaps. 
  • Added second input view to the Parquet Reader Snap that when enabled, accepts table schema.
  • Supported with AWS S3, Azure Data Lake, and Azure Storage Accounts.
4.12 Patchhadoop5132 Latest

Fixed an issue with the HDFS Reader Snap wherein the pipeline becomes stale while writing to the output view.

4.12

snapsmrc480

 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.11 Patchhadoop4275
Latest

Addressed an issue with Parquet Reader Snap leaking file descriptors (connections to HDFS data nodes). The Open File descriptor values work stable now,

4.11snapsmrc465
 
Stable

Added Kerberos support to the standard mode Parquet Reader and Parquet Writer Snaps.

4.10 Patchhadoop4001 Latest

Supported HDFS Writer to write to the encryption zone.

4.10 Patchhadoop3887 Latest

Addressed the suggest issue for the HDFS Reader on Hadooplex.

4.10 Patchhadoop3851 Latest
  • ORC supports read/write from local file system.
  • Addressed an issue to bind the Hive Metadata to Parquet Writer Schema at Runtime.
4.10 Patchhadoop3838 Latest

Made HDFS Snaps work with Zone encrypted HDFS.

4.10

snapsmrc414

 
Stable
  • Updated the Parquet Writer Snap with Partition by property to support the data written into HDFS based on the partition definition in the schema in Standard mode.
  • Support for S3 accounts with IAM Roles added to Parquet Reader and Parquet Writer
  • HDFS Reader/Writer with Kerberos support on Groundplex (including user impersonation).
4.9 Patchhadoop3339 Latest

Addressed the following issues:

  • ORC Reader passing, but ORC Writer failing when run on a Cloudplex.
  • ORC Reader Snap is not routing error to error view.
  • Intermittent failures with the ORC Writer
4.9.0 Patchhadoop3020 Latest

Added missing dependency org.iq80.snappy:snappy to Hadoop Snap Pack.

4.9snapsmrc405
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.8

snapsmrc398

 
Stable

Snap-aware error handling policy enabled for Spark mode in Sequence Formatter and Sequence Parser. This ensures the error handling specified on the Snap is used.

4.7.0 Patchhadoop2343 Latest

Spark Validation: Resolved an issue with validation failing when setting the output file permissions.

4.7

snapsmrc382

 
Stable
  • Updated the HDFS Writer and HDFS Reader Snaps with Azure Data Lake account for standard mode pipelines.
  • HDFS Writer: Spark mode support added to write to a specified directory in an Azure Storage Layer using the wasb file system protocol.
  • HDFS Reader: Spark mode support added to read a single file or an HDFS directory from an Azure Storage Layer.
4.6snapsmrc362
 
Stable
  • The following Snaps now support error view in Spark mode: HDFS Reader, Sequence Parser.
  • Resolved an issue in HDFS Writer Snap that sends the same data in output & error view.
4.5

snapsmrc344

 
Stable
  • HDFS Reader and HDFS Writer Snaps updated to support IAM Roles for Amazon EC2.
  • Support for Spark mode added to Parquet Reader, Parquet Writer
  • The HBase Snaps are no longer available as of this release.
4.4.1
 Stable
  • Resolved an issue with Sequence Formatter not working in Spark mode.
  • Resolved an issue with HDFSReader not using the filter set when configuring SparkExec paths.
4.4
 Stable
  • NEW! Parquet Reader and Writer Snaps
  • NEW! ORC Reader and Writer Snaps
  • Spark support added to the HDFS Reader, HDFS Writer, Sequence Formatter, and Sequence Parser Snaps.
  • Behavior change: HDFS Writer in SnapReduce mode now requires the File property to be blank.
4.3.2
 Stable
  • Implemented wasbs:// protocol support in Hadoop Snap Pack.
  • Resolved an issue with HDFS Reader unable to read all files under a folder (including all files under its subfolders) using the ** filter.