Pig |Pig Latin for Map Reduce

Pig is platform for analysing Big datasets. Pig is built on Hadoop.
Pig's language provide commands that complies to MAP and Reduce Jobs
Pig is not a SQL Like language (Hive is SQL Like language)

Pig is useful for building data pipelines.
  • Pig is procedural language while SQL is declarative
  • Pig Latin allow to splits in pipeline
  • In Pig Latin you can add your own code
  • In Pig you can checkpoint
  • In Pig Latin you can select specific operator implementation. You need not have to depend on optimizer
  • Pig Latin descirbe data flow and does not force use to create temporary tables etc. (Same thing in SQL need temporary table)

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