In this book, we prepare you for your journey into big data by firstly introducing you to backgrounds in the big data domain along with the process of setting up and getting familiar with your Hive working environment. Next, the book guides you through discovering and transforming the values of big data with the help of examples. It also hones your skill in using the Hive language in an efficient manner. Towards the end, the book focuses on advanced topics such as performance, security, and extensions in Hive, which will guide you on exciting adventures on this worthwhile big data journey.
By the end of the book, you will be familiar with Hive and able to work efficiently to find solutions to big data problems.
This is a great book on Apache Hive. It is updated to the version 1.0 and covers great topics from Hive for Jr. to Middle level of Hive users. There are lots of experience shared form writer that you cannot find it from official wiki for sure.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend