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Re: [DISCUSS] HCatalog becoming a subproject of Hive

Putting my marketing hat on (I don¹t think marketeers is a four-letter
word), touting Hive metastore as a sufficient metadata solution for other
platforms such as MR and Pig, is nothing to be ashamed of.

- Milind

Milind Bhandarkar
Chief Scientist,
Machine Learning Platforms,
Greenplum, A Division of EMC
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On 12/20/12 3:56 PM, "Ashish Thusoo" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>We are certainly not marketeers and no one as far as I know is teeing up
>for such a campaign. The intent here is certainly not to claim how great
>HCatalog is or how great Hive is. The intent here is to see what is best
>for the project and how great both are together.
>On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 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
>> "Hive now supports metadata thanks to HCatalog!".