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Re: [DISCUSS] HCatalog becoming a subproject of Hive
I am really looking forward to the headline that "Hive Metastore now
provides metadata for platforms other than Hive".

I think that would demonstrate the flexibility of Hive metastore to the

Even if some people consider this a purely "marketing message", the
flexibility of the APIs do appeal to developers.

Right ?

- milind

Milind Bhandarkar
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Machine Learning Platforms,
Greenplum, A Division of EMC
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On 12/20/12 2:02 PM, "Carl Steinbach" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>> Would the project not benefit in the long run if Hcat is
>> brought in and some day becomes the default metastore for Hive.
>Folks, can we please try to keep this straight? HCatalog on its own does
>not provide any support for metadata. It is a set of wrapper APIs that
>Hive's metastore and serdes accessible to Pig and MR. I think these
>wrappers provide a lot of value, and I'm eager to see them merged into
>Hive, but I'm dreading the marketing campaign that I suspect will follow:
>"Hive now supports metadata thanks to HCatalog!".