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How to implement word count application using Spark in java?


Word frequency of the document can be done using Spark library. To count the word in the text file, spark loads the text file into a Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD). Then it uses the flatMap function to split the lines into individual words. Once the words are extracted, it creates a map pair with word as key and value as 1. According to the map of key-value pair, the particular key values are aggregated using the reduceByKey function. Finally the output of word frequency is saved into HDFS.

Sample Code

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;
import org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration;
import org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path;
import org.apache.spark.SparkConf;
import org.apache.spark.api.java.JavaPairRDD;
import org.apache.spark.api.java.JavaRDD;
import org.apache.spark.api.java.JavaSparkContext;
import org.apache.spark.api.java.function.FlatMapFunction;
import org.apache.spark.api.java.function.Function;
import org.apache.spark.api.java.function.Function2;
import org.apache.spark.api.java.function.PairFunction;
import scala.Tuple2;
public class SparkExample {
public static void main(String[] args) {
SparkConf conf = new SparkConf().setAppName(“SparkWordCount”).setMaster(“local[3]”);
JavaSparkContext sc = new JavaSparkContext(conf);
JavaRDD<String> file = sc.textFile(“hdfs://localhost:54310/sparkinput/data.txt”);
JavaRDD<String> words = file.flatMap(new FlatMapFunction<String, String>() {
public Iterable<String> call(String s) throws Exception {
return Arrays.asList(s.split(” “));
words = words.filter(new Function<String, Boolean>() {
public Boolean call(String s) throws Exception {
if (s.trim().length() == 0) {
return false;
return true;
JavaPairRDD<String, Integer> wordToCountMap = words.mapToPair(new PairFunction<String, String, Integer>() {
public Tuple2<String, Integer> call(String s) throws Exception {
return new Tuple2<String, Integer>(s, 1);
JavaPairRDD<String, Integer> wordCounts = wordToCountMap.reduceByKey(new Function2<Integer, Integer, Integer>() {
public Integer call(Integer first, Integer second) throws Exception {
return first + second;


Spark input-HDFS

Spark job status

HDFS output