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From "Peter Vary (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-6980) Drop table by using direct sql
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:47:00 GMT


Peter Vary commented on HIVE-6980:

As there is no response from [~selinazh], I take this Jira on my name, and start to work on
the directSQL solution.

> Drop table by using direct sql
> ------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-6980
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Metastore
>    Affects Versions: 0.12.0
>            Reporter: Selina Zhang
>            Assignee: Selina Zhang
>            Priority: Major
> Dropping table which has lots of partitions is slow. Even after applying the patch of
HIVE-6265, the drop table still takes hours (100K+ partitions). 
> The fixes come with two parts:
> 1. use directSQL to query the partitions protect mode;
> the current implementation needs to transfer the Partition object to client and check
the protect mode for each partition. I'd like to move this part of logic to metastore. The
check will be done by direct sql (if direct sql is disabled, execute the same logic in the
> 2. use directSQL to drop partitions for table;
> there maybe two solutions here:
> 1. add "DELETE CASCADE" in the schema. In this way we only need to delete entries from
partitions table use direct sql. May need to change datanucleus.deletionPolicy = DataNucleus.

> 2. clean up the dependent tables by issue DELETE statement. This also needs to turn on
> Both of above solutions should be able to fix the problem. The DELETE CASCADE has to
change schemas and prepare upgrade scripts. The second solutions added maintenance cost if
new tables added in the future releases.
> Please advice. 

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