It works exactly like Create Table As Select (CTAS) in Hive.
From: Anas Mosaad [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:59 AM
To: Michael Armbrust
Cc: Manoj Samel; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Can HiveContext be used without using Hive?
In that case, what should be the behavior of saveTableAs?
On Dec 10, 2014 4:03 AM, "Michael Armbrust" <email@example.com> wrote:
That is correct. It the hive context will create an embedded metastore in the current directory if you have not configured hive.
On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 5:51 PM, Manoj Samel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From 1.1.1 documentation, it seems one can use HiveContext instead of SQLContext without having a Hive installation. The benefit is richer SQL dialect.
Is my understanding correct ?