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From "Liang-Chi Hsieh (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SPARK-21198) SparkSession catalog is terribly slow
Date Mon, 03 Jul 2017 03:09:01 GMT

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Liang-Chi Hsieh commented on SPARK-21198:
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Since you can use {{sql("show tables")}} to get the names of tables or {{show databases}}
for database names, and it has not deprecation concern as sqlContext.tableNames, doesn't it
solve your usage?

> SparkSession catalog is terribly slow
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SPARK-21198
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-21198
>             Project: Spark
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0
>            Reporter: Saif Addin
>
> We have a considerably large Hive metastore and a Spark program that goes through Hive
data availability.
> In spark 1.x, we were using sqlConext.tableNames, sqlContext.sql() and sqlContext.isCached()
to go throgh Hive metastore information.
> Once migrated to spark 2.x we switched over SparkSession.catalog instead, but it turns
out that both listDatabases() and listTables() take between 5 to 20 minutes depending on the
database to return results, using operations such as the following one:
> spark.catalog.listTables(db).filter(__.isTemporary).map(__.name).collect
> and made the program unbearably slow to return a list of tables.
> I know we still have spark.sqlContext.tableNames as workaround but I am assuming this
is going to be deprecated anytime soon?



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