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Can anyone tell me which mode requires access to Hadoop cluster and HDFS installation?

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PIG script runs on the Hadoop Cluster. PIG scripts are reduced into MapReduce jobs and these need access to Hadoop cluster and HDFS installation to run on the Hadoop cluster. In short, Map Reduce Mode requires access to the Hadoop cluster to run the pig scripts in the Hadoop Cluster.

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