Originally Posted on https://trino.io/blog/2020/10/20/intro-to-hive-connector.html

TL;DR: The Hive connector is what you use in Presto for reading data from object storage that is organized according to the rules laid out by Hive, without using the Hive runtime code.

One of the most confusing aspects when starting Presto is the Hive connector. Typically, you seek out the use of Presto when you experience an intensely slow query turnaround from your existing Hadoop, Spark, or Hive infrastructure. In fact, the genesis of Presto came about due to these slow Hive query conditions at Facebook back in 2012.

So when you learn that Presto…

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