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From "Petter von Dolwitz (Hem)" <petter.von.dolw...@gmail.com>
Subject Using Hive metastore as general purpose RDBMS
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:02:46 GMT
Hi,

I have a case where I would like to extend Hive to use information from a
regular RDBMS. To limit the complexity of the installation I thought I
could piggyback on the already existing metatstore.

As I understand it, HCatalog is not built for this purpose. Is there
someone out there that has a similar usecase or have any input on how this
is done or if it should be avoided?

The use case is to look up which partitions that contain certain data.

Thanks,
Petter

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