Hadoop supports multiple file formats as input for MapReduce workflows, including programs executed with Apache Spark. Defining custom InputFormats is a common practice among Hadoop Data Engineers and will be discussed here based on publicly available data set.
The approach demonstrated in this post does not provide means for a general MATLAB™ InputFormat for Hadoop. This would require significant effort in finding a general purpose mapping of MATLAB™’s file format and type system to the ones of HDFS. Continue reading “Custom MATLAB InputFormat for Apache Spark”