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Pig and Hive vs Straight Java Code

  • #16983
    Gerald
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    Hi all – A coworker presented various Hadoop-related technologies the other day and mentioned that Pig and Hive were simply built for people that didn’t want to learn Java. My understanding, however, is that Pig and Hive provide built so that folks could do the same thing in Java in a less verbose (i.e., less code), easy to understand and generally common way.

    What are your thoughts?

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  • #16997
    tedr
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    Hi Gerald,

    You are both somewhat correct, Hive, Pig and MapReduce programming are complementary components. Someone who has learned Hive and/or Pig doesn’t need to also learn java, but there are some things that can be done more efficiently in a java MapReduce program than in a Hive or Pig script and vice versa.

    Thanks,
    Ted.

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