- All Implemented Interfaces:
This data bag will gather items in memory until a size threshold is passed, at which point it will write out all of the items to disk using the supplied serializer.
After adding is finished, call
iterator() to set up the data bag for reading back items and iterating over them.
IMPORTANT: You may not add any more items after this call. You may subsequently call
times which will give you a new iterator for each invocation. If you do not consume the entire iterator, you should
Iter.close(Iterator) to close any FileInputStreams associated with the iterator.
Additionally, make sure to call
close() when you are finished to free any system resources (preferably in a finally block).
Implementation Notes: Data is stored in an ArrayList as it comes in. When it is time to spill, that data is written to disk. Additional data is appended directly to that file for the rest of the add phase. Creating an iterator will read all the data out of that single file.
addpublic void add
(E item)Add a tuple to the bag.
item- tuple to add.
isSortedpublic boolean isSorted()Find out if the bag is sorted.
- true if this is a sorted data bag, false otherwise.
isDistinctpublic boolean isDistinct()Find out if the bag is distinct.
- true if the bag is a distinct bag, false otherwise.
flushpublic void flush()
closepublic void close()