Apache Pig - Running Scripts
Here in this chapter, we will see how how to run Apache Pig scripts in batch mode.
Comments in Pig Script
While writing a script in a file, we can include comments in it as shown below.
We will begin the multi-line comments with '/*', end them with '*/'.
/* These are the multi-line comments In the pig script */
Single –line comments
We will begin the single-line comments with '--'.
--we can write single line comments like this.
Executing Pig Script in Batch mode
While executing Apache Pig statements in batch mode, follow the steps given below.
Write all the required Pig Latin statements in a single file. We can write all the Pig Latin statements and commands in a single file and save it as .pig file.
Execute the Apache Pig script. You can execute the Pig script from the shell (Linux) as shown below.
|Local mode||MapReduce mode|
|$ pig -x local Sample_script.pig||$ pig -x mapreduce Sample_script.pig|
You can execute it from the Grunt shell as well using the exec command as shown below.
grunt> exec /sample_script.pig
Executing a Pig Script from HDFS
We can also execute a Pig script that resides in the HDFS. Suppose there is a Pig script with the name Sample_script.pig in the HDFS directory named /pig_data/. We can execute it as shown below.
$ pig -x mapreduce hdfs://localhost:9000/pig_data/Sample_script.pig
Assume we have a file student_details.txt in HDFS with the following content.
001,Rajiv,Reddy,21,9848022337,Hyderabad 002,siddarth,Battacharya,22,9848022338,Kolkata 003,Rajesh,Khanna,22,9848022339,Delhi 004,Preethi,Agarwal,21,9848022330,Pune 005,Trupthi,Mohanthy,23,9848022336,Bhuwaneshwar 006,Archana,Mishra,23,9848022335,Chennai 007,Komal,Nayak,24,9848022334,trivendram 008,Bharathi,Nambiayar,24,9848022333,Chennai
We also have a sample script with the name sample_script.pig, in the same HDFS directory. This file contains statements performing operations and transformations on the student relation, as shown below.
student = LOAD 'hdfs://localhost:9000/pig_data/student_details.txt' USING PigStorage(',') as (id:int, firstname:chararray, lastname:chararray, phone:chararray, city:chararray); student_order = ORDER student BY age DESC; student_limit = LIMIT student_order 4; Dump student_limit;
The first statement of the script will load the data in the file named student_details.txt as a relation named student.
The second statement of the script will arrange the tuples of the relation in descending order, based on age, and store it as student_order.
The third statement of the script will store the first 4 tuples of student_order as student_limit.
Finally the fourth statement will dump the content of the relation student_limit.
Let us now execute the sample_script.pig as shown below.
$./pig -x mapreduce hdfs://localhost:9000/pig_data/sample_script.pig
Apache Pig gets executed and gives you the output with the following content.
(7,Komal,Nayak,24,9848022334,trivendram) (8,Bharathi,Nambiayar,24,9848022333,Chennai) (5,Trupthi,Mohanthy,23,9848022336,Bhuwaneshwar) (6,Archana,Mishra,23,9848022335,Chennai) 2015-10-19 10:31:27,446 [main] INFO org.apache.pig.Main - Pig script completed in 12 minutes, 32 seconds and 751 milliseconds (752751 ms)