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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Procedural language for HBase?
Date Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:17:06 GMT
Looks like the requirement from your company is that there be SQL interface
to HBase.
You can use Hive on top of HBase but the performance wouldn't be as good as
using (Java) clients directly. Also, that would mean you will be evaluating
two products instead of one.

Several companies are developing products which provide SQL interface to
HBase. Namely, Phoenix from Salesforce, Panthera from Intel and Wasp from

This area is quite active at the moment.

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 1:58 AM, Manoj Gokhale <manoj.g@affinity.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Sorry about not asking the question correctly.
> I am new to HBase is a distributed database and asked to evaluate HBase.
> Are Hive / Pig procedural languages for HBase? (with shell as the command
> line utility)
> (Just as oracle has SQL as the query language and PLSQL as its procedural
> language)
> Please let me know asap
> regds
> Manoj Gokhale
> --
> Thanks and regards,
> Manoj Gokhale
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