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What is Apache Hive?

Apache Hive is an open-source data warehouse software project built on top of Apache Hadoop for providing data query and analysis. Hive gives an SQL-like interface to query data stored in various databases and file systems that integrate with Hadoop.


What is StarRocks?

StarRocks is a next-generation, blazing-fast massively parallel processing (MPP) database designed to make real-time analytics easy for enterprises. It is built to power sub-second queries at scale.   StarRocks can read stored in Apache Hive.


StarRocks + Apache Hive = The Modern Open Data Lake


Technical Benefits

  • Our performance tests have shown that StarRocks can get to near local disk performance when using Apache Hive. 

  • No lock in on the query layer.  You can change the query layer when it doesn't meet the technical or financial requirements anymore. 

  • Get all the capabilities of an OLAP database like the ability to do JOINs and materialized views on the data within Apache Hive (you can also do a JOIN across an Apache Iceberg, Apache Hudi and Apache Hive table).

  • Many database tools just work out of the box through the Mysql wire compatible protocol support within StarRocks.


Documentation: StarRocks Hive External Catalog