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From "Venkatesh Seetharam (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FALCON-96) Hive client to talk to the metastore
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:27:51 GMT

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Venkatesh Seetharam commented on FALCON-96:
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BTW, the question remains about the possibility of using import and export in HiveMetaStore.
This is only available in webhcat I suppose.
                
> Hive client to talk to the metastore
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FALCON-96
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FALCON-96
>             Project: Falcon
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>    Affects Versions: 0.3
>            Reporter: Venkatesh Seetharam
>
> There are 2 choices: RPC using thrift and HTTP using webhcat. HTTP of course is preferable
but there are a few issues with it:
> * Uses cli to talk to the server implying needing Hcat install and client. This is a
PITA for integration-tests.
> * Also, there is no java wrapper around the RESTful APIs which returns Map and such.
Need to roll our own. 
> * Runs as a separate daemon (which should eventually fold into metastore or HiveServer2).
However this is short-term and a minor annoyance.
> Thoughts?

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