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From "Daniel Voros (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SQOOP-3311) Importing as ORC file to support full ACID Hive tables
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:06:01 GMT

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Daniel Voros commented on SQOOP-3311:
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Attached review request.

> Importing as ORC file to support full ACID Hive tables
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SQOOP-3311
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SQOOP-3311
>             Project: Sqoop
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: hive-integration
>            Reporter: Daniel Voros
>            Assignee: Daniel Voros
>            Priority: Major
>
> Hive 3 will introduce a switch (HIVE-18294) to create eligible tables as ACID by default.
This will probably result in increased usage of ACID tables and the need to support importing
into ACID tables with Sqoop.
> Currently the only table format supporting full ACID tables is ORC.
> The easiest and most effective way to support importing into these tables would be to write
out files as ORC and keep using LOAD DATA as we do for all other Hive tables (supported since
HIVE-17361).
> Workaround could be to create table as textfile (as before) and then CTAS from that.
This would push the responsibility of creating ORC format to Hive. However it would result
in writing every record twice; in text format and in ORC.
> Note that ORC is only necessary for full ACID tables. Insert-only (aka. micromanaged)
ACID tables can use arbitrary file format.
> Supporting full ACID tables would also be the first step in making "lastmodified" incremental
imports work with Hive.



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