Block-based load balancing for entity resolution with MapReduce

Lars Kolb, Andreas Thor, Erhard Rahm
2011 Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '11  
The effectiveness and scalability of MapReduce-based implementations of complex data-intensive tasks depend on an even redistribution of data between map and reduce tasks. In the presence of skewed data, sophisticated redistribution approaches thus become necessary to achieve load balancing among all reduce tasks to be executed in parallel. For the complex problem of entity resolution with blocking, we propose BlockSplit, a load balancing approach that supports blocking techniques to reduce the
more » ... iques to reduce the search space of entity resolution. The evaluation on a real cloud infrastructure shows the value and effectiveness of the proposed approach.
doi:10.1145/2063576.2063976 dblp:conf/cikm/KolbTR11 fatcat:tyebdg6yx5gdvnwtenvyfbposm