hadoop.mapred vs hadoop.mapreduce?

Why are there two separate packages map-reduce package in Apache’s hadoop package tree:

org.apache.hadoop.mapred
http://javasourcecode.org/html/open-source/hadoop/hadoop-1.0.3/org/apache/hadoop/mapred/

org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce
http://javasourcecode.org/html/open-source/hadoop/hadoop-1.0.3/org/apache/hadoop/mapreduce/

Why are they separated out? Is there documentation that clarifies this?

 

They are separated out because both of these packages represent 2 different APIs. org.apache.hadoop.mapred is the older API and org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce is the new one. And it was done to allow programmers write MapReduce jobs in a more convenient, easier and sophisticated fashion. You might find this presentation useful, which talks about the differences in detail.

 

 

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