Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 285–298 | Cite as

A New Data Layout Scheme for Energy-Efficient MapReduce Processing Tasks

  • Xuan T. Tran
  • Tien Van DoEmail author
  • Csaba Rotter
  • Dosam Hwang


Yet Another Resource Negotiator (YARN) is a framework to manage and allocate resource requests from applications that process big data stored in HDFS. However, dynamic power management methods are not efficient when YARN manage applications to process big data stored in the default data layout of HDFS. In this paper, we propose a new data layout scheme that can be implemented for HDFS. A comparison between our proposal and the existing HDFS data layout scheme shows that the new data layout algorithm significantly reduces the energy consumption at the slight expense of the mean response time of jobs.


Hadoop Layout Big data processing Data locality Dynamic power management 


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The research has been partially supported by the European Union, co-financed by the European Social Fund (EFOP-3.6.2-16-2017-00013).

This research was partially supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (2017R1A2B4009410).

The authors are grateful for anonymous reviewers’ and guest editors’ comments that helped to improve the quality of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuan T. Tran
    • 2
  • Tien Van Do
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Csaba Rotter
    • 3
  • Dosam Hwang
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Knowledge and System Engineering for ICT, Faculty of Information TechnologyTon Duc Thang UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Department of Networked Systems and ServicesBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Nokia Bell LabsBudapestHungary
  4. 4.Department of Computer EngineeringYeungnam UniversityGyeongsanKorea

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