Setting up LZO compression in Hadoop/YARN

Install liblzo

  • On Redhat based systems sudo yum install liblzo-devel
  • On Debian based systems sudo apt-get install liblzo2-dev

Clone the hadoop-lzo from github

$ git clone
$ cd hadoop-lzo
$ mvn clean package

Place the hadoop-lzo-*.jar somewhere on your cluste classpath

$ cp hadoop-lzo/target/hadoop-lzo-0.4.20-SNAPSHOT.jar /data/lib/

Place the native hadoop-lzo binaries in hadoop native directory

$ cp hadoop-lzo/target/native/Linux-amd64-64/lib/* $HADOOP_HOME/lib/native/hadoop-lzo/

Add the following to your core-site.xml:


Add the following to your mapred-site.xml:




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