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Practical Hive: A Guide to Hadoop's Data Warehouse System by David Kjerrumgaard, Ankur Gupta, Andreas François Vermeulen, Scott Shaw

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© Scott Shaw, Andreas Francois Vermeulen, Ankur Gupta, David Kjerrumgaard 2016

Scott Shaw, Andreas François Vermeulen, Ankur Gupta and David Kjerrumgaard, Practical Hive, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0271-5_4

4. Hive Tables DDL

Scott Shaw, Andreas François Vermeulen2, Ankur Gupta3 and David Kjerrumgaard4

(1)Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

(2)West Kilbride North Ayrshire, UK

(3)Uxbridge, UK

(4)Henderson, Nevada, USA

By now, you know that Hive was created as a means to query the unstructured world of Hadoop without writing complex MapReduce programs. It gives users the ability to write simple queries using the expressiveness of SQL, the language that so many are already familiar with. Hive query language (HiveQL or HQL) is based on ANSI standard SQL, and hence is very ...

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