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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: Hive and add_partitions in upcoming 0.8 release
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:42:42 GMT

Hive 0.8.X is right around the corner. However I can not help wondering
asking/noting you say "our policy is to use the CDH releases" yet you are
using HCatalog which is still in the incubator:

You are likely to run into these issues for a while until hive's
(metastore) and hcatalog merge.


On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Charles Menguy <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am working on integrating Hive with HCatalog. My main issue is that
> HCatalog makes a call to add_partitions(List<Partitions>), which, correct
> me if I'm wrong, was only implemented in Hive 0.8 (currently in 0.7.1 we
> only have the add_partition(Partition) method)
> I am currently doing this using a build directly from the Hive svn
> repository which is fine. But when we'll be integrating it with our
> production cluster, our policy is to use the CDH releases, and currently
> the latest release is 0.7.1.
> I couldn't really find any information regarding the release of Hive 0.8,
> so I was wondering if maybe I could get some updates here, this could
> potentially impact what solution we're going to use for our loading
> process. When I build from the SVN I notice the version is up to 0.9, so
> I'm guessing 0.8 release might be close around the corner?
> Thanks,
> Charles

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