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Reducing Skew

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Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:30 pm Change Time Zone


I'm facing an issue wherein my data file is extremely skewed (+2900%, -100%)across slaves.

This is in spite of doing a hash32 distribute on two fields (one of which admittedly has lots of 0s, while the other is a mostly unique 38 digit integer).

Is there anything that I can do to reduce this skew? I could:
1. Exclude the field with 0s from the hash key
2. Use some other hashing function

Will be happy to provide whatever other information you need.
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Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:54 pm Change Time Zone


I would think your #1 would be your best/simplest/easiest option.


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