Apache Pig Explain Operator - Apache Pig

Why Explain Operator is used in Apache Pig?

Apache pig-explain operator is used to display the logical, physical, and MapReduce execution plans of a relation.


Here’s the syntax of the explain operator.


Assume we have a file student_data.txt in HDFS with the following content.
And we have read it into a relation student using the LOAD operator as shown below.
Let’s discuss about the relation named student using the explain operator as mentioned below.


Here’s the final output.

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