Sunday, February 28, 2016

Apache Hive Basics

Hive Back ground

1. Hive Started at Facebook.
2. Data was collected by cron jobs every night into Oracle DB.
3. ETL via hand-coded python
4. Grew from 10s of GBs(2006) to 1TB/day new data in 2007 , now 10x that

Facebook usecase
1. Facebook uses more than 1000 million users
2. Data is more than 500 TB per day
3. More than 80k queries for day
4. More than 500 million photos per day.

5. Traditional RDBS will not the right solution, to do the above activities.
6. Hadoop Map Reduce is the one to solve this.
7. But Facebook developers having lack of java knowledge to code in Java.
8. They know only SQL well.
So They introduced Hive
1. Tables can be partitioned and bucketed.
Partitioned and bucketed are used for performance
2. Schema flexibility and evolution
3. Easy to plugin custom mapper reducer code
4. JDBC/ODBC Drivers are available.
5. Hive tables can be directly defined on HDFS
6. Extensible : Types , formats, Functions and scripts.
What do we mean by Hive
1. Data warehousing package built on top of hadoop.
2. Used for Data Analytics
3. Targeted for users comfortable with SQL.
4. It is same as SQL , and it will be called as HiveQL.
5. It is used for managing and querying for structured data.
6. It will hide the complexity of Hadoop
7. No need to learn java and Hadoop API’s
8. Developed by Facebook and contributed to community.
9. Facebook analyse Tera bytes of data using Hive.

Hive Can be defined as below
• Hive Defines SQL like Query language called QL
• Data warehouse infrastructure
• Allows programmers to plugin custom mappers and reducers.
• Provides tools to enable easy to data ETL
Where to use Hive or Hive Applications?
1. Log processing
2. Data Mining
3. Document Indexing
4. Customer facing business intelligence
5. Predective Modeling and hypothesis testing
Why we go for Hive
1. It is SQL like types and if we provide explicit schema and types.
2. By using Hive we can partition the data
3. It has own Thrift sever, we can access data from other places.
4. Hive will support serialization and deserialization
5. DFS access can be accessed implicitly.
6. It supports Joining , Ordering and Sorting
7. It will support own Shell hive script
8. It is having web interface
Hive Architecture

1. Hive data will be stored in Hadoop File System.
2. All Hive meta data like schema name, table structure,view name all the details will be stored in Metastore
3. We will Hive Driver, it will take the request and compile and convert into hadoop understanding language and execute the same.
4. Thrift server is will access hive and fetch data from DFS.

Hive Components

Hive Limitations
1. Not designed for online transaction processing.
2. Does not offer real time queries and row level updates
3. Latency for Hive query’s is high(It will take minutes to process)
4. Provides acceptable latency for interactive data browsing
5. It is not suitable for OLTP type applications.
Hive Query Language Abilities

What is the traditional RDBMS and Hive differences
1. Hive will not verify the data when it is loaded, but it is do at the time of query issued.
2. Schema on read makes very fast initial load. The file operation is just a file copy or move.
3. No updates , Transactions and indexes.
Hive support data types

Hive Complex types:
Complex types can be built up from primitive types and other composite types using the below operators.

1. Structs: It can be accessed using DOT(.) notation
2. Maps: (Kye-value tuples), it can be accessed using [element-name] as notation
3. Arrays: (Indexable lists) Elements can be accessed using the [n] notation, where n is an index (zero –based) into the array.
Hive Data Models
1. Data Bases
Namespaces – ex: finance and inventory database having Employee table 2 different databases
2. Tables
Schema in namespaces
3. Partitions
How data is stored in HDFS
Grouping databases on some columns
Can have one or more columns
4. Buckets and Clusters
Partitions divided further into buckets on some other column
Use for data sampling

Hive Data in the order of granularity

Buckets give extra structure to the data that may be used for more efficient queries
A join of two tables that are bucketed on the same columns – including the join column can be implemented as Map Side Join
Bucketing by user ID means we can quickly evaluate a user based query by running it on a randomized sample of the total set of users.

These are the basics about Hive.

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