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From Sonny Heer <>
Subject Re: Hive table design (multiple fact tables or rolled up)
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:13:22 GMT
Let me put it anther way.  assume a SALES table and a PRODUCT table.  This
is not highly normalized in the grand scheme of things, but somewhat.  The
question is what benefit is there to denormalize this further into a single
table for kylin.  i read something about hierarchical dimensions.  So from
Kylin perspective which is better. have one-to-many in a single table or
some normalized form?

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:24 PM, Billy Liu <> wrote:

> please check star schema first´╝Ü
> 2017-03-08 12:48 GMT-08:00 Sonny Heer <>:
>> Hi I'm somewhat new to Kylin.  we have a relational db schema imported
>> into hive as is at the moment.  The schema is highly normalized with lots
>> of tables.  I can see this database having multiple fact tables or a
>> handful of fact tables.
>> In Kylin I see when creating a model (star) you have the option to pick a
>> single fact table...meaning there is a single cube per fact table.  Please
>> provide pros/cons on running transformations to denormalize the tables into
>> a single table vs keeping lots of tables with many fact/lookup tables.
>> In short:
>> should we do any transformations in Hive before presenting the tables to
>> kylin for cubing?...
>> Thanks


Pushpinder S. Heer
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