2. Yes, smaller table needs to fit in jvm memory (typically more than
1GB for small table is too large).
See slide 7 and after in this preso for different join strategies that
can help in case the tables are bucketed and sorted.
There is also the /*+STREAMTABLE(tablealias)*/ hint, which you should
use for very large tables (or make sure it is the rightmost table in the
On 6/24/2010 10:43 AM, Viraj Bhat wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am joining 2 datasets, one is around 1.5TB in size and the other is
> around 350MB in size.
> I wanted to do a Map Side join using "id" as the join column between
> the two tables. I read about the Mapside join in Hive.
> http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hive/LanguageManual/Joins. Are there
> some technical specs on Mapside join on a wiki/jira?
> Here are some questions:
> 1) Do the tables need to be sorted on "id"?
> 2) Is there a restriction on the smaller table size?
> Are there other join optimizations that Hive provides which I can
> apply here?