Apache Hive 0.11: Stinger Phase 1 Delivered by Owen O’Malley.
From the post:
In February, we announced the Stinger Initiative, which outlined an approach to bring interactive SQL-query into Hadoop. Simply put, our choice was to double down on Hive to extend it so that it could address human-time use cases (i.e. queries in the 5-30 second range). So, with input and participation from the broader community we established a fairly audacious goal of 100X performance improvement and SQL compatibility.
Introducing Apache Hive 0.11 – 386 JIRA tickets closed
As representatives of this open, community led effort we are very proud to announce the first release of the new and improved Apache Hive, version 0.11. This substantial release embodies the work of a wide group of people from Microsoft, Facebook , Yahoo, SAP and others. Together we have addressed 386 JIRA tickets, of which there were 28 new features and 276 bug fixes. There were FIFTY-FIVE developers involved in this and I would like to thank every one of them. See below for a full list.
Delivering on the promise of Stinger Phase 1
As promised we have delivered phase 1 of the Stinger Initiative in late spring. This release is another proof point that that the open community can innovate at a rate unequaled by any proprietary vendor. As part of phase 1 we promised windowing, new data types, the optimized RC (ORC) file and base optimizations to the Hive Query engine and the community has delivered these key features.
Welcome news for the Hive and SQL communities alike!