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From Josh Wills <>
Subject Re: Crunch and HCatalog
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:00:44 GMT
Hey Chao,

I wrote one for Cloudera ML. Here's the Source:

Couple of caveats:

1) I developed it against HCat 0.4; I think there are more modern versions
2) I wrote the Source by hand b/c we didn't have support for providing
extra conf info on FileSourceImpl at the time,
3) I was using my own custom Record interface that wrapped HCatalog
records, Avro records, and CSV files, so that's the type of data provided
by the Source.

There are also a bunch of Hive utilities I wrote that I found useful for
working with Hive tables:

My opinion at the time was that writing to a HCat output was sort of a pain
unless the table was already defined and you were just creating a new
partition of it, which didn't really apply to my use case, so I would just
write my regular outputs and then call the Hive APIs to create a table
around it.

Hope that helps-- good luck!


On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 5:35 AM, Chao Shi <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> One of our recent projects needs read and write from/to HCatalog. We
> currently use raw MR with HCatInputFormat/HCatOutputFormat shipped with
> HCatalog. Does anyone know if there is already a Crunch wrapper for it?
> Thanks,
> Chao

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