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How to use Apache PIG ?

Updated on July 3, 2016

Pig Latin

Pig Commands

LOAD ---> Load command is used to specify the files to be loaded to pig

PigStorage ---> is used to denote the line delimiter inside the file loaded into pig

dump cust; ---> Load the data in to the temporary variable cust

filter ---> Filter is like where clause of sql where you can extract data based on specific condition

Foreach ... generate .....; ---> Filter columns

Stream ... Through `cut -f 1,2,4`; ---> Execute unix commands on pig grunt

Example 1 :

Sample input


4000017,Neal,Lawrence,72,Computer support specialist
4000018,Jean,Griffin,45,Childcare worker
4000019,Kristine,Dougherty,63,Financial analyst
4000020,Crystal,Powers,67,Engineering technician
4000021,Alex,May,39,Environmental scientist

cust = load '/pig/custs' using PigStorage(',') AS ( custid:chararray,firstname:chararray,lastname:chararray, age:long, profession:chararray);

filter_1 = filter cust by (age >= 40);

Sample output

(4009996,Tonya,McIntosh,56,Engineering technician)

NameAge= foreach cust generate firstname,age;

Sample output


Example 2 :

Analyse the given datasets and print the student names who have successfully cleared the exam

Sample input

-> results

1 fail
2 fail
3 pass
4 pass
5 fail
6 pass
7 fail
8 pass

-> student

vineet 1
hisham 2
raj 3
ajeet 4
sujit 5
ramesh 6
priya 7

PIG SCRIPT FILE ====>  Student_results.pig

S = load '/pig/student' as (Name:chararray,Rollnumber:int);
R = load '/pig/results' as (Rollnumber:int,Result:chararray);
R1 = Join S by Rollnumber , R by Rollnumber; 
R2 = Foreach R1 Generate Name,Result;
R3 = Filter R2 by (Result!='fail');
Store R3 into '/pig_outputs/Final_students_results' using PigStorage ('-');
Dump R3;

======> Run the above pig script from unix prompt as below

pig Student_results.pig


PIG SCRIPT FILE ====>  Student_results_1.pig

S = load '/pig/student' as (Name:chararray,Rollnumber:int);
R = load '/pig/results' as (Rollnumber:int,Result:chararray);
R1 = Join S by Rollnumber , R by Rollnumber; 
R2 = Filter R1 by (Result!='fail');
R3 = Stream R2 Through `cut -f 1,2,4`;
Store R3 into '/pig_outputs/Final_students_results_2' using PigStorage ('-');
Dump R3;

Run the above pig script from unix prompt as below

pig Student_results_1.pig

Sample output



register /home/hadoop/pig-0.10.1/contrib/piggybank/java/piggybank.jar;
A = LOAD '/home/edureka/Desktop/f1.csv' USING;
Dump A;

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