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From "Eugene Koifman (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-7090) Support session-level temporary tables in Hive
Date Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:54:25 GMT


Eugene Koifman commented on HIVE-7090:

In that case it may make sense to generate unique names for artifacts that may be left over.
 The initial description in this ticket mentions 3rd party tools that will use this feature
- I imagine they will generate the same Temp table name each time which may cause weird failures
after crash.

> Support session-level temporary tables in Hive
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-7090
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>            Reporter: Gunther Hagleitner
>            Assignee: Harish Butani
>         Attachments: HIVE-7090.1.patch, HIVE-7090.2.patch
> It's common to see sql scripts that create some temporary table as an intermediate result,
run some additional queries against it and then clean up at the end.
> We should support temporary tables properly, meaning automatically manage the life cycle
and make sure the visibility is restricted to the creating connection/session. Without these
it's common to see left over tables in meta-store or weird errors with clashing tmp table
> Proposed syntax:
> CTAS, CTL, INSERT INTO, should all be supported as usual.
> Knowing that a user wants a temp table can enable us to further optimize access to it.
E.g.: temp tables should be kept in memory where possible, compactions and merging table files
aren't required, ...

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