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Krishna Venkatrama, Instructor -  Apache Hive Crash Course - Quick Tutorial

Krishna Venkatrama

Has 30 years high tech experience working with RDBMS, data models, data warehousing, Hadoop architecture. He also worked in large multinationals like IBM, AT&T, Sabre, Corning, TCS, CSX, and Florida Blue. He earned graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & an M.S. in Tech Operations and MBA in Tech Management.

Get an introduction to Hive with our quick tutorial.

  • Learn how to create tables, point to locations, file formats, and many more.
  • Learn how to point to data files loaded into HDFS and use Hive to point to those files.
  • Instructor has 30 years of high tech experience working at multinational companies.

Duration: 43m

Course Description

Apache Hive is a data warehouse software project built on top of Apache Hadoop to provide data summarization, query and analysis. Hive gives a SQL-like interface to query data stored in various databases and file systems that integrate with Hadoop. This course will give you a quick introduction to Hive and explore most of its features in under an hour.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • DDL – create table, point to locations, file formats, create index, create table with partitions etc.
  • How to point to data files loaded into HDFS and use Hive to point to those files
  • Difference between internal and external tables
  • Demo/hands-on
  • Tables/partitioning/buckets
  • Turning on ACID and DML – insert/update/delete/merge
  • Complex data types – Struct, Map, Array
  • Fine Tuning – Advanced queries and explain plan
  • How to use HiveQL using Select and complex joins

Prerequisites and Target Audience

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

  • Familiarity with Big Data 
  • Comfortable at the command line

Who should take this course? Who should not?

Big Data professionals looking to learn a new technology 


Module 1: Hive

Lecture 1 Introduction to Hive for Beginners
Lecture 2 HDSF & Hive
Lecture 3 Table – Create, Insert, and Select – Basic ddl/dml
Lecture 4 Beginners Summary
Lecture 5 HiveQL – Supports Standard SQL for Enterprise Users – Easy to Learn
Lecture 6 Hive Demo