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From "Krishna Kumar (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HIVE-1918) Add export/import facilities to the hive system
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:26:45 GMT


Krishna Kumar commented on HIVE-1918:

@Edward: Both the existing data model (prettified er diagram attached) and the object model
(class org.apache.hadoop.hive.metastore.api.Partition) allow the specification of parameters
on a per-partition basis. So I am not adding new fields to either of these models. By proposal
2 above, I will not be adding any ctor parameters to  org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.metadata.Partition
as well. 

Your point re providing manageability via ddl statements to all aspects of the data/object
model is taken. But I am not adding new aspects to either model, so if indeed we need to address
current manageability gaps, should they not be addressed via another enhancement request,
rather than this one, which aims simply to add export/import facilities?

> Add export/import facilities to the hive system
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-1918
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Query Processor
>            Reporter: Krishna Kumar
>         Attachments: HIVE-1918.patch.txt
> This is an enhancement request to add export/import features to hive.
> With this language extension, the user can export the data of the table - which may be
located in different hdfs locations in case of a partitioned table - as well as the metadata
of the table into a specified output location. This output location can then be moved over
to another different hadoop/hive instance and imported there.  
> This should work independent of the source and target metastore dbms used; for instance,
between derby and mysql.
> For partitioned tables, the ability to export/import a subset of the partition must be
> Howl will add more features on top of this: The ability to create/use the exported data
even in the absence of hive, using MR or Pig. Please see
for these details.

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