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Version: 0.10.0

Spark Guide

This guide provides a quick peek at Hudi's capabilities using spark-shell. Using Spark datasources, we will walk through code snippets that allows you to insert and update a Hudi table of default table type: Copy on Write. After each write operation we will also show how to read the data both snapshot and incrementally.

Setup

Hudi works with Spark-2.4.3+ & Spark 3.x versions. You can follow instructions here for setting up spark.

Spark 3 Support Matrix

HudiSupported Spark 3 version
0.10.03.1.x (default build), 3.0.x
0.7.0 - 0.9.03.0.x
0.6.0 and priornot supported

As of 0.9.0 release, Spark SQL DML support has been added and is experimental.

From the extracted directory run spark-shell with Hudi as:

// spark-shell for spark 3
spark-shell \
--packages org.apache.hudi:hudi-spark3-bundle_2.12:0.10.0,org.apache.spark:spark-avro_2.12:3.1.2 \
--conf 'spark.serializer=org.apache.spark.serializer.KryoSerializer' \
--conf 'spark.sql.extensions=org.apache.spark.sql.hudi.HoodieSparkSessionExtension'

// spark-shell for spark 2 with scala 2.12
spark-shell \
--packages org.apache.hudi:hudi-spark-bundle_2.12:0.10.0,org.apache.spark:spark-avro_2.12:2.4.4 \
--conf 'spark.serializer=org.apache.spark.serializer.KryoSerializer' \
--conf 'spark.sql.extensions=org.apache.spark.sql.hudi.HoodieSparkSessionExtension'

// spark-shell for spark 2 with scala 2.11
spark-shell \
--packages org.apache.hudi:hudi-spark-bundle_2.11:0.10.0,org.apache.spark:spark-avro_2.11:2.4.4 \
--conf 'spark.serializer=org.apache.spark.serializer.KryoSerializer' \
--conf 'spark.sql.extensions=org.apache.spark.sql.hudi.HoodieSparkSessionExtension'
Please note the following
  • spark-avro module needs to be specified in --packages as it is not included with spark-shell by default
  • spark-avro and spark versions must match (we have used 3.1.2 for both above)
  • we have used hudi-spark-bundle built for scala 2.12 since the spark-avro module used also depends on 2.12. If spark-avro_2.11 is used, correspondingly hudi-spark-bundle_2.11 needs to be used.

Setup table name, base path and a data generator to generate records for this guide.

// spark-shell
import org.apache.hudi.QuickstartUtils._
import scala.collection.JavaConversions._
import org.apache.spark.sql.SaveMode._
import org.apache.hudi.DataSourceReadOptions._
import org.apache.hudi.DataSourceWriteOptions._
import org.apache.hudi.config.HoodieWriteConfig._
import org.apache.hudi.common.model.HoodieRecord

val tableName = "hudi_trips_cow"
val basePath = "file:///tmp/hudi_trips_cow"
val dataGen = new DataGenerator
tip

The DataGenerator can generate sample inserts and updates based on the the sample trip schema here

Spark SQL Type Support

SparkHudiNotes
booleanboolean
byteint
shortint
integerint
longlong
datedate
timestamptimestamp
floatfloat
doubledouble
stringstring
decimaldecimal
binarybytes
arrayarray
mapmap
structstruct
charnot supported
varcharnot supported
numericnot supported
nullnot supported
objectnot supported

Create Table

// scala
// No separate create table command required in spark. First batch of write to a table will create the table if not exists.

Insert data

Generate some new trips, load them into a DataFrame and write the DataFrame into the Hudi table as below.

// spark-shell
val inserts = convertToStringList(dataGen.generateInserts(10))
val df = spark.read.json(spark.sparkContext.parallelize(inserts, 2))
df.write.format("hudi").
options(getQuickstartWriteConfigs).
option(PRECOMBINE_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "ts").
option(RECORDKEY_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "uuid").
option(PARTITIONPATH_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "partitionpath").
option(TABLE_NAME, tableName).
mode(Overwrite).
save(basePath)
info

mode(Overwrite) overwrites and recreates the table if it already exists. You can check the data generated under /tmp/hudi_trips_cow/<region>/<country>/<city>/. We provided a record key (uuid in schema), partition field (region/country/city) and combine logic (ts in schema) to ensure trip records are unique within each partition. For more info, refer to Modeling data stored in Hudi and for info on ways to ingest data into Hudi, refer to Writing Hudi Tables. Here we are using the default write operation : upsert. If you have a workload without updates, you can also issue insert or bulk_insert operations which could be faster. To know more, refer to Write operations

Checkout https://hudi.apache.org/blog/2021/02/13/hudi-key-generators for various key generator options, like Timestamp based, complex, custom, NonPartitioned Key gen, etc.

Query data

Load the data files into a DataFrame.

// spark-shell
val tripsSnapshotDF = spark.
read.
format("hudi").
load(basePath)
//load(basePath) use "/partitionKey=partitionValue" folder structure for Spark auto partition discovery
tripsSnapshotDF.createOrReplaceTempView("hudi_trips_snapshot")

spark.sql("select fare, begin_lon, begin_lat, ts from hudi_trips_snapshot where fare > 20.0").show()
spark.sql("select _hoodie_commit_time, _hoodie_record_key, _hoodie_partition_path, rider, driver, fare from hudi_trips_snapshot").show()

Time Travel Query

Hudi support time travel query since 0.9.0. Currently three query time formats are supported as given below.

spark.read.
format("hudi").
option("as.of.instant", "20210728141108100").
load(basePath)

spark.read.
format("hudi").
option("as.of.instant", "2021-07-28 14:11:08.200").
load(basePath)

// It is equal to "as.of.instant = 2021-07-28 00:00:00"
spark.read.
format("hudi").
option("as.of.instant", "2021-07-28").
load(basePath)

info

Since 0.9.0 hudi has support a hudi built-in FileIndex: HoodieFileIndex to query hudi table, which supports partition pruning and metatable for query. This will help improve query performance. It also supports non-global query path which means users can query the table by the base path without specifing the "*" in the query path. This feature has enabled by default for the non-global query path. For the global query path, hudi uses the old query path. Refer to Table types and queries for more info on all table types and query types supported.

Update data

This is similar to inserting new data. Generate updates to existing trips using the data generator, load into a DataFrame and write DataFrame into the hudi table.

// spark-shell
val updates = convertToStringList(dataGen.generateUpdates(10))
val df = spark.read.json(spark.sparkContext.parallelize(updates, 2))
df.write.format("hudi").
options(getQuickstartWriteConfigs).
option(PRECOMBINE_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "ts").
option(RECORDKEY_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "uuid").
option(PARTITIONPATH_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "partitionpath").
option(TABLE_NAME, tableName).
mode(Append).
save(basePath)
note

Notice that the save mode is now Append. In general, always use append mode unless you are trying to create the table for the first time. Querying the data again will now show updated trips. Each write operation generates a new commit denoted by the timestamp. Look for changes in _hoodie_commit_time, rider, driver fields for the same _hoodie_record_keys in previous commit.

Incremental query

Hudi also provides capability to obtain a stream of records that changed since given commit timestamp. This can be achieved using Hudi's incremental querying and providing a begin time from which changes need to be streamed. We do not need to specify endTime, if we want all changes after the given commit (as is the common case).

// spark-shell
// reload data
spark.
read.
format("hudi").
load(basePath).
createOrReplaceTempView("hudi_trips_snapshot")

val commits = spark.sql("select distinct(_hoodie_commit_time) as commitTime from hudi_trips_snapshot order by commitTime").map(k => k.getString(0)).take(50)
val beginTime = commits(commits.length - 2) // commit time we are interested in

// incrementally query data
val tripsIncrementalDF = spark.read.format("hudi").
option(QUERY_TYPE_OPT_KEY, QUERY_TYPE_INCREMENTAL_OPT_VAL).
option(BEGIN_INSTANTTIME_OPT_KEY, beginTime).
load(basePath)
tripsIncrementalDF.createOrReplaceTempView("hudi_trips_incremental")

spark.sql("select `_hoodie_commit_time`, fare, begin_lon, begin_lat, ts from hudi_trips_incremental where fare > 20.0").show()
info

This will give all changes that happened after the beginTime commit with the filter of fare > 20.0. The unique thing about this feature is that it now lets you author streaming pipelines on batch data.

Point in time query

Lets look at how to query data as of a specific time. The specific time can be represented by pointing endTime to a specific commit time and beginTime to "000" (denoting earliest possible commit time).

// spark-shell
val beginTime = "000" // Represents all commits > this time.
val endTime = commits(commits.length - 2) // commit time we are interested in

//incrementally query data
val tripsPointInTimeDF = spark.read.format("hudi").
option(QUERY_TYPE_OPT_KEY, QUERY_TYPE_INCREMENTAL_OPT_VAL).
option(BEGIN_INSTANTTIME_OPT_KEY, beginTime).
option(END_INSTANTTIME_OPT_KEY, endTime).
load(basePath)
tripsPointInTimeDF.createOrReplaceTempView("hudi_trips_point_in_time")
spark.sql("select `_hoodie_commit_time`, fare, begin_lon, begin_lat, ts from hudi_trips_point_in_time where fare > 20.0").show()

Delete data

Apache Hudi supports two types of deletes: (1) Soft Deletes: retaining the record key and just nulling out the values for all the other fields (records with nulls in soft deletes are always persisted in storage and never removed); (2) Hard Deletes: physically removing any trace of the record from the table. See the deletion section of the writing data page for more details.

Soft Deletes

// spark-shell
spark.
read.
format("hudi").
load(basePath).
createOrReplaceTempView("hudi_trips_snapshot")
// fetch total records count
spark.sql("select uuid, partitionpath from hudi_trips_snapshot").count()
spark.sql("select uuid, partitionpath from hudi_trips_snapshot where rider is not null").count()
// fetch two records for soft deletes
val softDeleteDs = spark.sql("select * from hudi_trips_snapshot").limit(2)

// prepare the soft deletes by ensuring the appropriate fields are nullified
val nullifyColumns = softDeleteDs.schema.fields.
map(field => (field.name, field.dataType.typeName)).
filter(pair => (!HoodieRecord.HOODIE_META_COLUMNS.contains(pair._1)
&& !Array("ts", "uuid", "partitionpath").contains(pair._1)))

val softDeleteDf = nullifyColumns.
foldLeft(softDeleteDs.drop(HoodieRecord.HOODIE_META_COLUMNS: _*))(
(ds, col) => ds.withColumn(col._1, lit(null).cast(col._2)))

// simply upsert the table after setting these fields to null
softDeleteDf.write.format("hudi").
options(getQuickstartWriteConfigs).
option(OPERATION_OPT_KEY, "upsert").
option(PRECOMBINE_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "ts").
option(RECORDKEY_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "uuid").
option(PARTITIONPATH_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "partitionpath").
option(TABLE_NAME, tableName).
mode(Append).
save(basePath)

// reload data
spark.
read.
format("hudi").
load(basePath).
createOrReplaceTempView("hudi_trips_snapshot")

// This should return the same total count as before
spark.sql("select uuid, partitionpath from hudi_trips_snapshot").count()
// This should return (total - 2) count as two records are updated with nulls
spark.sql("select uuid, partitionpath from hudi_trips_snapshot where rider is not null").count()
note

Notice that the save mode is Append.

Hard Deletes

Delete records for the HoodieKeys passed in.
// spark-shell
// fetch total records count
spark.sql("select uuid, partitionpath from hudi_trips_snapshot").count()
// fetch two records to be deleted
val ds = spark.sql("select uuid, partitionpath from hudi_trips_snapshot").limit(2)

// issue deletes
val deletes = dataGen.generateDeletes(ds.collectAsList())
val hardDeleteDf = spark.read.json(spark.sparkContext.parallelize(deletes, 2))

hardDeleteDf.write.format("hudi").
options(getQuickstartWriteConfigs).
option(OPERATION_OPT_KEY,"delete").
option(PRECOMBINE_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "ts").
option(RECORDKEY_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "uuid").
option(PARTITIONPATH_FIELD_OPT_KEY, "partitionpath").
option(TABLE_NAME, tableName).
mode(Append).
save(basePath)

// run the same read query as above.
val roAfterDeleteViewDF = spark.
read.
format("hudi").
load(basePath)

roAfterDeleteViewDF.registerTempTable("hudi_trips_snapshot")
// fetch should return (total - 2) records
spark.sql("select uuid, partitionpath from hudi_trips_snapshot").count()
note

Only Append mode is supported for delete operation.

Insert Overwrite

Generate some new trips, overwrite the all the partitions that are present in the input. This operation can be faster than upsert for batch ETL jobs, that are recomputing entire target partitions at once (as opposed to incrementally updating the target tables). This is because, we are able to bypass indexing, precombining and other repartitioning steps in the upsert write path completely.

// spark-shell
spark.
read.format("hudi").
load(basePath).
select("uuid","partitionpath").
sort("partitionpath","uuid").
show(100, false)

val inserts = convertToStringList(dataGen.generateInserts(10))
val df = spark.
read.json(spark.sparkContext.parallelize(inserts, 2)).
filter("partitionpath = 'americas/united_states/san_francisco'")
df.write.format("hudi").
options(getQuickstartWriteConfigs).
option(OPERATION.key(),"insert_overwrite").
option(PRECOMBINE_FIELD.key(), "ts").
option(RECORDKEY_FIELD.key(), "uuid").
option(PARTITIONPATH_FIELD.key(), "partitionpath").
option(TBL_NAME.key(), tableName).
mode(Append).
save(basePath)

// Should have different keys now for San Francisco alone, from query before.
spark.
read.format("hudi").
load(basePath).
select("uuid","partitionpath").
sort("partitionpath","uuid").
show(100, false)

More Spark SQL Commands

AlterTable

Syntax

-- Alter table name
ALTER TABLE oldTableName RENAME TO newTableName

-- Alter table add columns
ALTER TABLE tableIdentifier ADD COLUMNS(colAndType (,colAndType)*)

-- Alter table column type
ALTER TABLE tableIdentifier CHANGE COLUMN colName colName colType

-- Alter table properties
ALTER TABLE tableIdentifier SET TBLPROPERTIES (key = 'value')

Examples

--rename to:
ALTER TABLE hudi_cow_nonpcf_tbl RENAME TO hudi_cow_nonpcf_tbl2;

--add column:
ALTER TABLE hudi_cow_nonpcf_tbl2 add columns(remark string);

--change column:
ALTER TABLE hudi_cow_nonpcf_tbl2 change column uuid uuid bigint;

--set properties;
alter table hudi_cow_nonpcf_tbl2 set tblproperties (hoodie.keep.max.commits = '10');

Partition SQL Command

Syntax

-- Drop Partition
ALTER TABLE tableIdentifier DROP PARTITION ( partition_col_name = partition_col_val [ , ... ] )

-- Show Partitions
SHOW PARTITIONS tableIdentifier

Examples

--show partition:
show partitions hudi_cow_pt_tbl;

--drop partition:
alter table hudi_cow_pt_tbl drop partition (dt='2021-12-09', hh='10');
note

Currently, the result of show partitions is based on the filesystem table path. It's not precise when delete the whole partition data or drop certain partition directly.

Where to go from here?

You can also do the quickstart by building hudi yourself, and using --jars <path to hudi_code>/packaging/hudi-spark-bundle/target/hudi-spark-bundle_2.1?-*.*.*-SNAPSHOT.jar in the spark-shell command above instead of --packages org.apache.hudi:hudi-spark3-bundle_2.12:0.10.0. Hudi also supports scala 2.12. Refer build with scala 2.12 for more info.

Also, we used Spark here to show case the capabilities of Hudi. However, Hudi can support multiple table types/query types and Hudi tables can be queried from query engines like Hive, Spark, Presto and much more. We have put together a demo video that show cases all of this on a docker based setup with all dependent systems running locally. We recommend you replicate the same setup and run the demo yourself, by following steps here to get a taste for it. Also, if you are looking for ways to migrate your existing data to Hudi, refer to migration guide.