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From Ashish Thusoo <>
Subject Re: insert - Hadoop vs. Hive
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:05:15 GMT
If the data is already in the right format you should use LOAD syntax in Hive. This basically
moves files into hdfs (so it should be not less performant than hdfs). If the data is not
in the correct format or it needs to be transformed then the insert statement needs to be

On Mar 30, 2011, at 6:30 AM, David Zonsheine wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to compare adding files to hdfs for Hive usage using Hive inserts vs. adding
to the hdfs directly then using Hive.
> Any comments, blogging about this?
> Thanks a lot,
> David Zonsheine

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