Apache Hive is mainly used for data querying, data analysis, and data summarization. It empowers the developers’ productivity which usually comes at the cost of increasing latency. Hive is a variant of SQL and stands tall when compared to SQL systems implemented in databases. Hive has many user-defined functions that provide several effective ways of solving problems. It is easily possible to connect Hive queries to various Hadoop packages such as RHive, RHipe, and Apache Mahout. Also, it greatly helps the developer community work with complex analytical processing and challenging data formats.
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