By Raul Overa, Software Engineer
So you have Big Data stored in Hadoop and want to make it accessible to Non-Java programmers? Hives lets you access your data without the need to create Map Reduce jobs . They let you access your data with SQL-like language and takes cares of translating it into Map Reduce jobs, so if you already know SQL, you can start using Hive almost immediately.
Now if you have Hive installed and configured, there is a couple of small steps you need to take in order to be able to extract data with SQL-like queries. Click here for the full Starting with Hive article.