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The current versions of Java is v1.8.0 and hive v2.3.3. Whereas this book was written in 2012 when java was at v1.6.0 and hive at v0.9.0. This book is very much out-dated that many of the concepts and instructions do not apply. I would strongly recommend to remove this version of the book and wait until a newer version is available that is applicable to the current period.
I had joined Nextag a few months before this book got released and my solo-artist project was to convert all MySQL aggregations to Hadoop. I was thinking MR Java, HBase - and then I started reading this book. Start to end it took me less than a week and I decided that I want to give Hive a shot. It was possibly Hive 0.8 in late 2012 if my memory serves me right. I joined the Hive user group and also had the good fortune of communicating with two of the authors Capriolo and Wampler ad seeking clarifications. I don't want to go into the details of how well written this book is. Thye developers who read this review will get it when that reading this book and actively participating in the Hive community helped me a great deal to execute a project all the way from start to production - all by myself...If the authors want to publish a V2 , I would love to write a case study :-)