The JBoss Data Grid connector allows the JBoss Data Grid to be a Hadoop compliant data source. It accomplishes this integration by providing implementations of Hadoop's
OutputFormat, allowing applications to read and write data to a JBoss Data Grid server with best data locality. While JBoss Data Grid's implementation of the
OutputFormat allow one to run traditional Hadoop Map/Reduce jobs, they may also be used with any tool or utility that supports Hadoop's
InputFormat data source.
27.1. Hadoop Dependencies
The JBoss Data Grid implementations of Hadoop's formats are found in the following Maven dependency: