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From Fabian Hueske <fhue...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Does HCatalog subsume Metastore?
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:44:32 GMT
Very good, that makes it pretty easy to read Hive tables with Flink.

Thanks Alan!

2015-02-04 19:35 GMT+01:00 Alan Gates <gates@hortonworks.com>:

>  HCatalog supports all types of Hive tables.  You can think of it as
> basically and access layer for non-Hive clients to read and write Hive’s
> metadata.
>
>  Alan.
>
>   From: Fabian Hueske <fhueske@gmail.com>
> Reply-To: "user@hive.apache.org" <user@hive.apache.org>
> Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:14
> To: "user@hive.apache.org" <user@hive.apache.org>
> Subject: Does HCatalog subsume Metastore?
>
>   Hi everybody,
>
>  I want to add support for reading Hive-managed data to Apache Flink and
> have a question regarding the overlap of HCatalog and Hive metastore.
>
>  Is it sufficient to add support for HCatalog or do we also need to add
> an InputFormat for "regular" Hive metastore tables? So basically, does the
> HCatalogInputFormat only provide access to tables which were created and
> managed through HCatalog or can it also read "regular" Hive tables in
> setups that do not use HCatalog?
>
>  Thanks and best regards, Fabian
>
>

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