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From "Namit Jain (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-2845) Add support for index joins in Hive
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:52:23 GMT


Namit Jain commented on HIVE-2845:

This may not be very useful in the current hive setup, since the point lookup on the hive
index is not very fast.
However, this opens up a very wide variety of applications. 

Consider the scenario when one of the tables is stored in HBase. In that case, a join with
other table can be reduced
to a map-only job, with the mapper doing a point lookup for every row. This is very different
from map-join where one of
the tables is so small that it fits in memory.
> Add support for index joins in Hive
> -----------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-2845
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Namit Jain
>              Labels: gsoc, gsoc2012
> Hive supports indexes, which are used for filters currently.
> It would be very useful to add support for index-based joins in Hive.
> If 2 tables A and B are being joined, and an index exists on the join key of A,
> B can be scanned (by the mappers), and for each row in B, a lookup for the corresponding
row in A can be performed.
> This can be very useful for some usecases.

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