The Spark engine and the Data Integration Service process overflow values differently. The Spark engine processing rules might differ from the rules that the Data Integration Service uses. As a result, mapping results can vary between the native and Hadoop environment when the Spark engine processes an overflow.
Consider the following processing variation for Spark:
If an expression results in numerical errors, such as division by zero or SQRT of a negative number, it returns an infinite or an NaN value. In the native environment, the expression returns null values and the rows do not appear in the output.
The Spark engine and the Data Integration Service process data type conversions differently. As a result, mapping results can vary between the native and Hadoop environment when the Spark engine performs a data type conversion. Consider the following processing variations for Spark:
The results of arithmetic operations on floating point types, such as Decimal, can vary up to 0.1 percent between the native environment and a Hadoop environment.
The Spark engine ignores the scale argument of the TO_DECIMAL function. The function returns a value with the same scale as the input value.
When the scale of a double or decimal value is smaller than the configured scale, the Spark engine trims the trailing zeros.
The Spark engine cannot process dates to the nanosecond. It can return a precision for date/time data up to the microsecond.
The Spark engine does not support high precision. If you enable high precision, the Spark engine processes data in low-precision mode.
If you use Hive 2.3, the Spark engine guarantees scale values.
For example, when the Spark engine processes the decimal
with scale 9 using Hive 2.3, the output is
. If you do not use Hive 2.3, the output is
The Hadoop environment treats "/n" values as null values. If an aggregate function contains empty or NULL values, the Hadoop environment includes these values while performing an aggregate calculation.
Mapping validation fails if you configure SYSTIMESTAMP with a variable value, such as a port name. The function can either include no argument or the precision to which you want to retrieve the timestamp value.
Mapping validation fails if an output port contains a Timestamp with Time Zone data type.
Avoid including single and nested functions in an Aggregator transformation. The Data Integration Service fails the mapping in the native environment. It can push the processing to the Hadoop environment, but you might get unexpected results. Informatica recommends creating multiple transformations to perform the aggregation.
You cannot preview data for a transformation that is configured for windowing.
The Spark METAPHONE function uses phonetic encoders from the
library. When the Spark engine runs a mapping, the METAPHONE function can produce an output that is different from the output in the native environment. The following table shows some examples:
Data Integration Service
If you use the TO_DATE function on the Spark engine to process a string written in ISO standard format, you must add
to the date string and
to the format string. The following expression shows an example that uses the TO_DATE function to convert a string written in the ISO standard format YYYY-MM-DDTHH24:MI:SS:
The following table shows how the function converts the string:
The UUID4 function is supported only when used as an argument in UUID_UNPARSE or ENC_BASE64.
The UUID_UNPARSE function is supported only when the argument is UUID4( ).