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From "Owen O'Malley" <>
Subject Re: What's the right data storage/representation?
Date Tue, 15 May 2012 16:41:51 GMT
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 5:11 AM, Jon Palmer <> wrote:
> I can see a few potential solutions:
> 1.       Don’t solve it. Accept that you have some artifacts in your
> reporting data that cannot be recovered from the source data.
> 2.       Create status and location history tables in the application db and
> use that during the analytics process.
> 3.       Log the status and location change ‘events’ to some other log file
> and use those logs in the Hive analysis.

I would probably create a Hive table that includes the status and
location updates. One of the advantages of Hive & Hadoop is that it is
easy to store the raw information in bulk and continue to process it.
Once you have the information, you will likely find new uses for it.

-- Owen

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