Accessing HDFS Files from Spark

This section contains information on running Spark jobs over HDFS data.

Specifying Compression

To add a compression library to Spark, you can use the --jars option. For an example, see "Adding Libraries to Spark" in this guide.

To save a Spark RDD to HDFS in compressed format, use code similar to the following (the example uses the GZip algorithm):


For more information about supported compression algorithms, see "Configuring HDFS Compression" in the HDP Data Storage guide.

Accessing HDFS from PySpark

When accessing an HDFS file from PySpark, you must set HADOOP_CONF_DIR in an environment variable, as in the following example:

$ export HADOOP_CONF_DIR=/etc/hadoop/conf
$ pyspark
$ >>>lines = sc.textFile("hdfs://")

If HADOOP_CONF_DIR is not set properly, you might see an error similar to the following:

2016-08-22 00:27:06,046|t1.machine|INFO|1580|140672245782272|MainThread|Py4JJavaError: An error occurred while calling z:org.apache.spark.api.python.PythonRDD.collectAndServe.
2016-08-22 00:27:06,047|t1.machine|INFO|1580|140672245782272|MainThread|: SIMPLE authentication is not enabled.  Available:[TOKEN, KERBEROS]
2016-08-22 00:27:06,047|t1.machine|INFO|1580|140672245782272|MainThread|at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
2016-08-22 00:27:06,047|t1.machine|INFO|1580|140672245782272|MainThread|at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
2016-08-22 00:27:06,048|t1.machine|INFO|1580|140672245782272|MainThread|at