Performance Improvement of MapReduce Framework by Identifying Slow TaskTrackers in Heterogeneous Hadoop Cluster

  • Nenavath Srinivas Naik
  • Atul Negi
  • V. N. Sastry
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 44)


MapReduce is presently recognized as a significant parallel and distributed programming model with wide acclaim for large scale computing. MapReduce framework divides a job into map, reduce tasks and schedules these tasks in a distributed manner across the cluster. Scheduling of tasks and identification of “slow TaskTrackers” in heterogeneous Hadoop clusters is the focus of recent research. MapReduce performance is currently limited by its default scheduler, which does not adapt well in heterogeneous environments. In this paper, we propose a scheduling method to identify “slow TaskTrackers” in a heterogeneous Hadoop cluster and implement the proposed method by integrating it with the Hadoop default scheduling algorithm. The performance of this method is compared with the Hadoop default scheduler. We observe that the proposed approach shows modest but consistent improvement against the default Hadoop scheduler in heterogeneous environments. We see that it improves by minimizing the overall job execution time.


Hadoop MapReduce Job scheduling TaskTracker Heterogeneous environments 



Nenavath Srinivas Naik express his gratitude to Prof. P.A. Sastry (Principal), Prof. J. Prasanna Kumar (Head of the CSE Department) and Dr. B. Sandhya, MVSR Engineering College, Hyderabad, India for hosting the experimental test bed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nenavath Srinivas Naik
    • 1
  • Atul Negi
    • 1
  • V. N. Sastry
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer and Information SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Institute for Development and Research in Banking TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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