Welcome to the Brickhouse
Brickhouse is a collection of UDF's for Hive to improve developer productivity, and the scalability and robustness of Hive queries.
Brickhouse covers a wide range of functionality, grouped in the following packages.
collect - An implementaion of "collect" and various utilities for dealing with maps and arrays.
json - Translate between Hive structures and JSON strings
sketch - An implementation of KMV sketch sets, for reach estimation of large datasets.
bloom - UDF wrappers around the Hadoop BloomFilter implementation.
sanity - Tools for implementing sanity checks and managing Hive in a production environment.
hbase - Experimental UDFs for an alternative way to integrate Hive with HBase.
Brickhouse require Hive 0.9.0 or later; Maven 2.0 and a Java JDK is required to build.
- Clone ( or fork ) the repo from https://github.com/klout/brickhouse
- Run "mvn package" from the command line.
- Add the jar "target/brickhouse-<version number>.jar" to your HIVE_AUX_JARS_FILE_PATH, or add it to the distributed cache from the Hive CLI with the "add jar" command
- Source the UDF declarations defined in src/main/resource/brickhouse.hql
See the wiki on Github at https://github.com/klout/brickhouse/wiki for more information.
Also, see discussions on the Brickhouse Confessions blog on Wordpress