What is CLUSTER BY keyword and when can we use this keyword in hive?

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Can anyone explain what CLUSTER BY keyword does and why we use this?

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Hey,

Cluster BY clause used on tables present in Hive. Hive uses the columns in Cluster by to distribute the rows among reducers. It ensures sorting orders of values present in multiple reducers.

Query you can use:

SELECT  Id, Name from table_name CLUSTER BY Id;

Cluster By clause mentioned on the Id column name of the table table_name, The output when executing this query will give results to multiple reducers. So if we want to store results into multiple reducers, we go with Cluster By.

answered May 16 by Gitika
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