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Hive Difference between CLI commands

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Hi there!

I'm new using hortonworks sandbox 2.5 and i wonder why HIVE shows different behavior:

hive> select * from tweets limit 2;
OK

then shows fetched rows
hive> select count(*) from tweets;
Query ID = hdfs_20161205070716_8b694554-f4fe-4aea-b4c9-507d2fc343e0Total 
jobs = 1Launching Job 1 out of 1

then shows 
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        VERTICES      STATUS  TOTAL  COMPLETED  RUNNING  PENDING  FAILED  KILLED
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Map 1                 FAILED      4          0        0        4      13       0
Reducer 2             KILLED      1          0        0        1       0       0
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VERTICES: 00/02  [>>--------------------------] 0%    ELAPSED TIME: 261.46 s   
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it is because the second query requires more capability?

Regards

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Simply put, the first query only hits the metastore database and doesn't launch a map reduce job.

On the other hand, the second query runs a map side mapreduce job

EDIT:

Interestingly enough, for the first query, hive makes some good decisions on how to read the data. A simple select * could essentially simply be fetching a file from hdfs like an hdfs get... simplified, but true.

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Ahh.. actually misread your query... thought you were simply reading off a schema... @Michael Young explains it better 🙂

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Hey Ed. Thanks for answering.

I'm trying to make contact with Michael, lol.

As you can see above, my select count(*) is failling.

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Dead Michael, as you say, i'd love knowing how many rows does Tweets table has.

That's why i'm trying to execute a select count(*)

Regards

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Were you able to look at the logs to see why the query is failing? I expect you should see messages related to Java HEAP space. Without the logs, it's hard to say what the problem is.

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Hi Michael, I'm still trying to figure out where to find that log (is there any folder?). I've tried finding the Query ID that Hive shows once i execute a query, but couldn't find it. Query ID = root_20161205190741_fb2a555d-1633-404d-9128-0c3696d2d56a

Until now, i've just found the following exception (through CLI) after execution fails:

Status: Failed
Vertex failed, vertexName=Map 1, vertexId=vertex_1480931794353_0004_1_00, diagnostics=[Task failed, taskId=task_1480931794353_0004_1_00_000000, diagnostics=[TaskAttempt 0 failed, info=[Error: Failure while running task:java.lang.RuntimeException: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

Any suggestion?

Regards and thank you Michael for helping me

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