Apache Hive

What Does Apache Hive Mean?

Apace Hive is a data warehouse system that is often used with an open-source analytics platform called Hadoop. Hadoop has become a popular way to aggregate and refine data for businesses. Hadoop users may use tools like Apache Spark or MapReduce to compile data in precise ways before storing it in a file handling system called HDFS. From there, the data can go into Apache Hive for central storage.

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Techopedia Explains Apache Hive

Apache Hive and other data warehouse designs are the central repositories for data and play important roles in a company’s IT setup. They need to have specific goals for data retrieval, security and more.

Apache Hive has a language called HiveQL, which shares some features with the commonly popular SQL language for data retrieval. It also supports metadata storage in an associated database.

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