CQL data access (deprecated) 

Use the CqlNativeStorage handler with the input_cql statement or use the output_query statement to pull Cassandra data into a Pig relation.

Hadoop is deprecated for use with DataStax Enterprise. DSE Hadoop and BYOH (Bring Your Own Hadoop) are deprecated. Pig is also deprecated and will be removed when Hadoop is removed.

Use the CqlNativeStorage handler with the input_cql statement or the output_query statement. To access data in the CassandraFS, the target keyspace and table must already exist. Data in a Pig relation can be stored in a Cassandra table, but Pig will not create the table.

The Pig LOAD function pulls Cassandra data into a Pig relation through the storage handler as shown in this examples:
pig_relation_name = LOAD 'cql://keyspace/table' 
    USING CqlNativeStorage(); 
DataStax Enterprise supports these Pig data types:
  • int
  • long
  • float
  • double
  • boolean
  • chararray
The Pig LOAD statement pulls Cassandra data into a Pig relation through the storage handler. The format of the Pig LOAD statement is:
pig_relation_name = LOAD 'cql://keyspace/table'
                        USING CqlNativeStorage();

The Pig demo examples include using the LOAD command.

LOAD schema

The LOAD Schema is:

(colname:colvalue, colname:colvalue, … )

where each colvalue is referenced by the Cassandra column name.