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Apache Hive Essentials by Dayong Du

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Operators and functions

To further manipulate data, we can also use expressions, operators, and functions in Hive to transform data. The Hive wiki (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/LanguageManual+UDF) has offered specifications for each expression and function, so we do not want to repeat all of them here except a few important usages or tips in this chapter.

Hive has defined relational operators, arithmetic operators, logical operators, complex type constructors, and complex type operators. For relational, arithmetic, and logical operators, they are similar to standard operators in SQL/Java. We do not repeat them again in this chapter. For operators on a complex data type, we have already introduced them in the Understanding Hive ...

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