I am in the same boat in this respect.
Unfortunately, I have to agree.
From: Vadim Zaliva
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: OutOfMemoryError
I have opened JIRA report for this issue:
I am stuck between this issue and PIG-761. I guess the only recourse for me is
to stop using pig and start rewriting my code in Java.
Just wanted to share my experience with PIG. It has a nice potential though.