Weather report POC - MapReduce program to analyse time-temperature statistics and generate report with max/min temperature

Problem Statement:
1. The system receives temperatures of various cities(Austin, Boston,etc) of USA captured at regular intervals of time on each day in an input file.
2. System will process the input data file and generates a report with Maximum and Minimum temperatures of each day along with time.
3. Generates a separate output report for each city.
Ex: Austin-r-00000

Expected output:-
In each output file record should be like this:
25-Jan-2014 Time: 12:34:542 MinTemp: -22.3 Time: 05:12:345 MaxTemp: 35.7

First download input file which contains temperature statistics with time for multiple cities.Schema of record set :  CA_25-Jan-2014 00:12:345 15.7 01:19:345 23.1 02:34:542 12.3 ......
CA is city code, here it stands for California followed by date. After that each pair of values represent time and temperature.

Mapper class and map method:- 

The very first thing which is required for any map reduce problem is to understand what will be the type of keyIn, ValueIn, KeyOut,ValueOut for the given Mapper class and followed by type of map method parameters.
  • public class WhetherForcastMapper extends Mapper <Object, Text, Text, Text>
  • Object (keyIn) - Offset for each line, line number 1, 2...
    Text (ValueIn) - Whole string for each line (CA_25-Jan-2014 00:12:345 ......)
    Text (KeyOut) - City information with date information as string
    Text (ValueOut) - Temperature and time information which need to be passed to reducer as string.
  • public void map(Object keyOffset, Text dayReport, Context con) { }
  • KeyOffset is like line number for each line in input file.
    dayreport is input to map method - whole string present in one line of input file.
    con is context where we write mapper output and it is used by reducer.

Reducer class and reducer method:- 

Similarly,we have to decide what will be the type of keyIn, ValueIn, KeyOut,ValueOut for the given Reducer class and followed by type of reducer method parameters.
  • public class WhetherForcastReducer extends Reducer<Text, Text, Text, Text>
  • Text(keyIn) - it is same as keyOut of Mapper.
    Text(ValueIn)- it is same as valueOut of Mapper.
    Text(KeyOut)- date as string
    text(ValueOut) - reducer writes max and min temperature with time as string
  • public void reduce(Text key, Iterable<Text> values, Context context)
  • Text key is value of mapper output. i.e:- City & date information
    Iterable<Text> values - values stores multiple temperature values for a given city and date.
    context object is where reducer write it's processed outcome and finally written in file.
MultipleOutputs :- In general, reducer generates output file(i.e: part_r_0000), however in this use case we want to generate multiple output files. In order to deal with such scenario we need to use MultipleOutputs of "org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.output.MultipleOutputs" which provides a way to write multiple file depending on reducer outcome. See below reducer class for more details.For each reducer task multipleoutput object is created and key/result is written to appropriate file.

Lets create a Map/Reduce project in eclipse and create a class file name it as CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureWithTime. For simplicity,here we have written mapper and reducer class as inner static class. Copy following code lines and paste in newly created class file.
*  Question:- To find Max and Min temperature from record set stored in
*         text file. Schema of record set :- tab separated (\t) CA_25-Jan-2014
*         00:12:345 15.7 01:19:345 23.1 02:34:542 12.3 03:12:187 16 04:00:093
*         -14 05:12:345 35.7 06:19:345 23.1 07:34:542 12.3 08:12:187 16
*         09:00:093 -7 10:12:345 15.7 11:19:345 23.1 12:34:542 -22.3 13:12:187
*         16 14:00:093 -7 15:12:345 15.7 16:19:345 23.1 19:34:542 12.3
*         20:12:187 16 22:00:093 -7
* Expected output:- Creates files for each city and store maximum & minimum 
*                     temperature for each day along with time.  

import java.util.StringTokenizer;

import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.Mapper;
import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.Reducer;
import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.output.MultipleOutputs;
import org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration;
import org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path;
import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.Job;
import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.input.FileInputFormat;
import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.output.FileOutputFormat;
import org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.lib.output.TextOutputFormat;

* @author devinline
public class CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureWithTime {
public static String calOutputName = "California";
public static String nyOutputName = "Newyork";
public static String njOutputName = "Newjersy";
public static String ausOutputName = "Austin";
public static String bosOutputName = "Boston";
public static String balOutputName = "Baltimore";

public static class WhetherForcastMapper extends
  Mapper<Object, Text, Text, Text> {

 public void map(Object keyOffset, Text dayReport, Context con)
   throws IOException, InterruptedException {
  StringTokenizer strTokens = new StringTokenizer(
    dayReport.toString(), "\t");
  int counter = 0;
  Float currnetTemp = null;
  Float minTemp = Float.MAX_VALUE;
  Float maxTemp = Float.MIN_VALUE;
  String date = null;
  String currentTime = null;
  String minTempANDTime = null;
  String maxTempANDTime = null;

  while (strTokens.hasMoreElements()) {
   if (counter == 0) {
    date = strTokens.nextToken();
   } else {
    if (counter % 2 == 1) {
     currentTime = strTokens.nextToken();
    } else {
     currnetTemp = Float.parseFloat(strTokens.nextToken());
     if (minTemp > currnetTemp) {
      minTemp = currnetTemp;
      minTempANDTime = minTemp + "AND" + currentTime;
     if (maxTemp < currnetTemp) {
      maxTemp = currnetTemp;
      maxTempANDTime = maxTemp + "AND" + currentTime;
  // Write to context - MinTemp, MaxTemp and corresponding time
  Text temp = new Text();
  Text dateText = new Text();
  try {
   con.write(dateText, temp);
  } catch (Exception e) {
  con.write(dateText, temp);

public static class WhetherForcastReducer extends
  Reducer<Text, Text, Text, Text> {
 MultipleOutputs<Text, Text> mos;

 public void setup(Context context) {
  mos = new MultipleOutputs<Text, Text>(context);

 public void reduce(Text key, Iterable<Text> values, Context context)
   throws IOException, InterruptedException {
  int counter = 0;
  String reducerInputStr[] = null;
  String f1Time = "";
  String f2Time = "";
  String f1 = "", f2 = "";
  Text result = new Text();
  for (Text value : values) {
   if (counter == 0) {
    reducerInputStr = value.toString().split("AND");
    f1 = reducerInputStr[0];
    f1Time = reducerInputStr[1];

   else {
    reducerInputStr = value.toString().split("AND");
    f2 = reducerInputStr[0];
    f2Time = reducerInputStr[1];

   counter = counter + 1;
  if (Float.parseFloat(f1) > Float.parseFloat(f2)) {
   result = new Text("Time: " + f2Time + " MinTemp: " + f2 + "\t"
     + "Time: " + f1Time + " MaxTemp: " + f1);
  } else {
   result = new Text("Time: " + f1Time + " MinTemp: " + f1 + "\t"
     + "Time: " + f2Time + " MaxTemp: " + f2);
  String fileName = "";
  if (key.toString().substring(0, 2).equals("CA")) {
   fileName = CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureTime.calOutputName;
  } else if (key.toString().substring(0, 2).equals("NY")) {
   fileName = CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureTime.nyOutputName;
  } else if (key.toString().substring(0, 2).equals("NJ")) {
   fileName = CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureTime.njOutputName;
  } else if (key.toString().substring(0, 3).equals("AUS")) {
   fileName = CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureTime.ausOutputName;
  } else if (key.toString().substring(0, 3).equals("BOS")) {
   fileName = CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureTime.bosOutputName;
  } else if (key.toString().substring(0, 3).equals("BAL")) {
   fileName = CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureTime.balOutputName;
  String strArr[] = key.toString().split("_");
  key.set(strArr[1]); //Key is date value
  mos.write(fileName, key, result);

 public void cleanup(Context context) throws IOException,
   InterruptedException {

public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException,
  ClassNotFoundException, InterruptedException {
 Configuration conf = new Configuration();
 Job job = Job.getInstance(conf, "Wheather Statistics of USA");




 MultipleOutputs.addNamedOutput(job, calOutputName,
   TextOutputFormat.class, Text.class, Text.class);
 MultipleOutputs.addNamedOutput(job, nyOutputName,
   TextOutputFormat.class, Text.class, Text.class);
 MultipleOutputs.addNamedOutput(job, njOutputName,
   TextOutputFormat.class, Text.class, Text.class);
 MultipleOutputs.addNamedOutput(job, bosOutputName,
   TextOutputFormat.class, Text.class, Text.class);
 MultipleOutputs.addNamedOutput(job, ausOutputName,
   TextOutputFormat.class, Text.class, Text.class);
 MultipleOutputs.addNamedOutput(job, balOutputName,
   TextOutputFormat.class, Text.class, Text.class);

 // FileInputFormat.addInputPath(job, new Path(args[0]));
 // FileOutputFormat.setOutputPath(job, new Path(args[1]));
 Path pathInput = new Path(
 Path pathOutputDir = new Path(
 FileInputFormat.addInputPath(job, pathInput);
 FileOutputFormat.setOutputPath(job, pathOutputDir);

 try {
  System.exit(job.waitForCompletion(true) ? 0 : 1);
 } catch (Exception e) {
  // TODO Auto-generated catch block

In map method, we are parsing each input line and maintains a counter for extracting date and each temperature & time information.For a given input line, first extract date(counter ==0) and followed by alternatively extract time(counter%2==1) since time is on odd number position like (1,3,5....) and get temperature otherwise. Compare for max & min temperature and store it accordingly. Once while loop terminates for a given input line, write maxTempTime and minTempTime with date.
In reduce method, for each reducer task, setup method is executed and create MultipleOutput object. For a given key, we have two entry (maxtempANDTime and mintempANDTime). Iterate values list , split value and get temperature & time value. Compare temperature value and create actual value sting which reducer write in appropriate file.
In main method,a instance of Job is created with Configuration object. Job is configured with mapper, reducer class and along with input and output format. MultipleOutputs information added to Job to indicate file name to be used with input format. For this sample program, we are using input file("/weatherInputData/input_temp.txt") placed on HDFS and output directory (/user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred5) will be also created on HDFS. Refer below command to copy downloaded input file from local file system to HDFS and  give write permission to client who is executing this program unit so that output directory can be created.
Copy a input file form local file system to HDFS 
hduser1@ubuntu:/usr/local/hadoop2.6.1/bin$ ./hadoop fs -put /home/zytham/input_temp.txt /weatherInputData/
Give write permission to all user for creating output directory 
hduser1@ubuntu:/usr/local/hadoop2.6.1/bin$ ./hadoop fs -chmod -R 777 /user/hduser1/testfs/

Before executing above program unit make sure hadoop services are running(to start all service execute ./ from <hadoop_home>/sbin).
Now execute above sample program. Run -> Run as hadoop. Wait for a moment and check whether output directory is in place on HDFS. Execute following command to verify the same.
hduser1@ubuntu:/usr/local/hadoop2.6.1/bin$ ./hadoop fs -ls /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3
Found 8 items
-rw-r--r--   3 zytham supergroup        438 2015-12-11 19:21 /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/Austin-r-00000
-rw-r--r--   3 zytham supergroup        219 2015-12-11 19:21 /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/Baltimore-r-00000
-rw-r--r--   3 zytham supergroup        219 2015-12-11 19:21 /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/Boston-r-00000
-rw-r--r--   3 zytham supergroup        511 2015-12-11 19:21 /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/California-r-00000
-rw-r--r--   3 zytham supergroup        146 2015-12-11 19:21 /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/Newjersy-r-00000
-rw-r--r--   3 zytham supergroup        219 2015-12-11 19:21 /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/Newyork-r-00000
-rw-r--r--   3 zytham supergroup          0 2015-12-11 19:21 /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/_SUCCESS
-rw-r--r--   3 zytham supergroup          0 2015-12-11 19:21 /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/part-r-00000
Open one of the file and verify expected output schema, execute following command for the same.
hduser1@ubuntu:/usr/local/hadoop2.6.1/bin$ ./hadoop fs -cat /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred3/Austin-r-00000
25-Jan-2014 Time: 12:34:542 MinTemp: -22.3 Time: 05:12:345 MaxTemp: 35.7
26-Jan-2014 Time: 22:00:093 MinTemp: -27.0 Time: 05:12:345 MaxTemp: 55.7
27-Jan-2014 Time: 02:34:542 MinTemp: -22.3 Time: 05:12:345 MaxTemp: 55.7
29-Jan-2014 Time: 14:00:093 MinTemp: -17.0 Time: 02:34:542 MaxTemp: 62.9
30-Jan-2014 Time: 22:00:093 MinTemp: -27.0 Time: 05:12:345 MaxTemp: 49.2
31-Jan-2014 Time: 14:00:093 MinTemp: -17.0 Time: 03:12:187 MaxTemp: 56.0

  • In order to reference input file from local file system instead of HDFS, uncomment below lines in main method and comment below added addInputPath and setOutputPath lines. Here Path(args[0]) and Path(args[1]) read input and output location path from program arguments. OR create path object with sting input of input file and output location.
     // FileInputFormat.addInputPath(job, new Path(args[0]));
    //  FileOutputFormat.setOutputPath(job, new Path(args[1]));

Execute WeatherReportPOC.jar on single node cluster 

We can create jar file out of this project and run on single node cluster too. Download WeatherReportPOC jar and place at some convenient location.Start hadoop services(./ from <hadoop_home>/sbin). I have placed jar at "/home/zytham/Downloads/WeatherReportPOC.jar".
Execute following command to submit job with input file HDFS location is "/wheatherInputData/input_temp.txt" and output directory location is "/user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred7"
hduser1@ubuntu:/usr/local/hadoop2.6.1/bin$ ./hadoop jar /home/zytham/Downloads/WeatherReportPOC.jar CalculateMaxAndMinTemeratureWithTime /wheatherInputData/input_temp.txt /user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred7
15/12/11 22:16:12 INFO Configuration.deprecation: is deprecated. Instead, use dfs.metrics.session-id
15/12/11 22:16:12 INFO jvm.JvmMetrics: Initializing JVM Metrics with processName=JobTracker, sessionId=
15/12/11 22:16:14 WARN mapreduce.JobResourceUploader: Hadoop command-line option parsing not performed. Implement the Tool interface and execute your application with ToolRunner to remedy this.
15/12/11 22:16:26 INFO output.FileOutputCommitter: Saved output of task 'attempt_local1563851561_0001_r_000000_0' to hdfs://hostname:54310/user/hduser1/testfs/output_mapred7/_temporary/0/task_local1563851561_0001_r_000000
15/12/11 22:16:26 INFO mapred.LocalJobRunner: reduce > reduce
15/12/11 22:16:26 INFO mapred.Task: Task 'attempt_local1563851561_0001_r_000000_0' done.
15/12/11 22:16:26 INFO mapred.LocalJobRunner: Finishing task: attempt_local1563851561_0001_r_000000_0
15/12/11 22:16:26 INFO mapred.LocalJobRunner: reduce task executor complete.
15/12/11 22:16:26 INFO mapreduce.Job:  map 100% reduce 100%
15/12/11 22:16:27 INFO mapreduce.Job: Job job_local1563851561_0001 completed successfully
15/12/11 22:16:27 INFO mapreduce.Job: Counters: 38

1. Input sample file
2. Output sample file
3. Java sample program file
4. WeatherReportPOC jar file


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