Quick Tech Tip: SETting Cloudera Hue Beeswax to create a compressed Hive table

I’m currently playing with CDH 4.1 and was having fun with Hue – specifically Beeswax to execute Hive queries from a nice web UI. As noted in Hadoop compression codecs and optimizing Hive joins (and using compression to do it), using compression gives you more space and in many cases can improve query performance.  Yet to my dismay, when I tried to execute a bunch of SET statements, I ended up getting  the OK FAILED parse exception. Of course this is what happens when you haven’t played a particular tech in awhile and don’t bother to do tutorials!  On the…

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