IN- The data type processed by the combine function.
OUT- The data type emitted by the combine function.
@Public @FunctionalInterface public interface CombineFunction<IN,OUT> extends Function, Serializable
GroupReduceFunctionand "pre-reduce" the data. The combine functions typically do not see the entire group of elements, but only a sub-group.
Combine functions are frequently helpful in increasing the program efficiency, because they allow the system to reduce the data volume earlier, before the entire groups have been collected.
This special variant of the combine function reduces the group of elements into a single element. A variant
that can return multiple values per group is defined in
values- The elements to be combined.
Exception- The function may throw Exceptions, which will cause the program to cancel, and may trigger the recovery logic.
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