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June 21, 2016updated 07 Feb 2017 3:51pm

What is Hive?

This open source project was originally created by Facebook.

By James Nunns

Hive is a data warehouse infrastructure that is built on top of Hadoop to provide data, querying, and analysis.

As the importance of big data has grown within organisations, so has the amount of tools that have been made available to store, clean, and process it.

One of those tools is Apache Hive, a data warehouse infrastructure that is built on top of Hadoop to provide data summarisation, query, and analysis.

Originally developed by Facebook, Hive is now used and developed by the Apache community and by companies such as Amazon, which included it in Amazon Elastic MapReduce on Amazon Web Services.

But what jobs is it best suited to?

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