Get Started with Pig

In this tutorial, we'll use Pig to run a MapReduce job that counts the words in the file /in/constitution.txt in the mapr user's directory on the cluster, and store the results in the file wordcount.txt.
  1. Download the ZIP file that contains constitution.txt and then extract the constitution.txt file.
  2. Load the file onto the cluster and place it in the directory /user/mapr/in.
  3. In the terminal, type the command pig to start the Pig shell.
  4. At the grunt> prompt, type the following lines (press ENTER after each): After you type the last line, Pig starts a MapReduce job to count the words in the file constitution.txt.
    A = LOAD '/user/mapr/in' USING TextLoader() AS (words:chararray);
    B = FOREACH A GENERATE FLATTEN(TOKENIZE(*));
    C = GROUP B BY $0;
    D = FOREACH C GENERATE group, COUNT(B);
    STORE D INTO '/user/mapr/wordcount';
  5. When the MapReduce job is complete, type quit to exit the Pig shell and take a look at the contents of the directory /myvolume/wordcount to see the results.