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HBase Hive Integration

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I have created a HBase by mentioning the default versions as 5


create 'tablename',{NAME => 'cf', VERSIONS => 5}

and inserted two rows(row1 and row2)


put 'tablename','row1','cf:id','row1id'
put 'tablename','row1','cf:name','row1name'
put 'tablename','row2','cf:id','row2id'
put 'tablename','row2','cf:name','row2name'
put 'tablename','row2','cf:name','row2nameupdate'
put 'tablename','row2','cf:name','row2nameupdateagain'


Tried to select the data by using scan and I'm getting the latest updated data.
and when I tried to select the different versions data by using the below command I got the different versions data.


scan 'tablename',{RAW => true, VERSIONS => 5}

Now created a Hive External table to point to this HBase table


CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE hive_timestampupdate(key int, value string)
STORED BY 'org.apache.hadoop.hive.hbase.HBaseStorageHandler'
WITH SERDEPROPERTIES ("hbase.columns.mapping" = ":key,cf:name")
TBLPROPERTIES ("" = "tablename");
select * from hive_timestampupdate;

When I queried the table hive_timestampupdate, I'm able to see the data.

By default here I'm getting the latest updated data based on timestamp.
Here also I want to query the data of different versions.

**Hive command that will fetch the different versions data of HBase.**

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: HBase Hive Integration

This is currently not possible to perform in Hive. The record reader builds scans only with the latest version (default scan) [1]

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