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Hive / HCatalog Forum

Deleting data in MySql using Hive/Pig

  • #44575

    Can we delete data in a external database(MySql etc) from Hadoop using Hive/Pig? I am trying to do Archival usecase as a POC for using Hadoop in our technology stack. I have to store data older than 6years into a hive table(incrementel load) and delete same data from the source table(in MySql). Kindly help on this, I am pity frustrated searching the web and getting resulta for importing data into Hadoop everytime??????

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  • #44614
    Thejas Nair
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    Pig or Hive won’t be the right tool for deleting data from mysql. You are better off triggering a separate mysql sql query for that.
    You can take a look at project falcon – http://hortonworks.com/blog/project-falcon-tackling-hadoop-data-lifecycle-management-via-community-driven-open-source/ . It might help with this use case.

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