thanks for your reply.
> As you may have heard myself and some others (Dean, Jason) are working
> on the programming hive book.
Yeah, heard about that and I'm looking forward to it!
> I recently stumbed onto the really amazing thrift raw bytes serde. Who
> knew that hive table can be defined only with the named of a Thrift
> class and magically the column meta data just auto-populates?
It's exactly that kind of stuff that I mean. There are so many great
things in Hive that no one knows about :)
> 1) They work and can accelerate some types of queries but there is
> more work to be done
Okay, thanks. Any idea if they work with external (e.g. HBase) tables?
I found conflicting information.
> 2) I dont know,
I'll ask again maybe on the user list
> 3) No the docs on binary are not fully accurate
Same as 2) then but I'll look at the patch first.
I might come back to the list or JIRA with questions like this in the
future. I hope that's okay.