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From "Jason Dere (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (HIVE-19329) Disallow some optimizations/behaviors for external tables
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:04:00 GMT


Jason Dere reassigned HIVE-19329:

> Disallow some optimizations/behaviors for external tables
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-19329
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Jason Dere
>            Assignee: Jason Dere
>            Priority: Major
> External tables in Hive are often used in situations where the data is being created
and managed by other applications outside of Hive. There are several issues that can occur
when data being written to table directories by external apps:
> - If an application is writing files to a table/partition at the same time that Hive
tries to merge files for the same table/partition (ALTER TABLE CONCATENATE, or hive.merge.tezfiles
during insert) data can be lost.
> - When new data has been added to the table by external applications, the Hive table
statistics are often way out of date with the current state of the data. This can result in
wrong results in the case of answering queries using stats, or bad query plans being generated.
> Some of these operations should be blocked in Hive. It looks like some already have been

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