The ability to use Tableau's Data Connector to manage the query process for Small Files from Hadoop Hive is not built into the product.
Hive is a batch-oriented system and is not yet capable of answering simple queries with very quick turnaround. This limitation can make it difficult to explore a new data set or experiment with calculated fields. Some of the newer SQL-on-Hadoop technologies (for example, Cloudera's Impala and Hortonworks' Stringer project) are designed to address this limitation. For more information, please see the guide below. + Hortonworks Hadoop Hive
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