Hi Rong,

It is a good point out. I aligned with Fabian yesterday. It is a good work
that I can involve
to contribute back to Apache Flink after having AthenaX backfill support
internally.


Best Regards
Peter Huang

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM, Rong Rong <walter...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I was wondering if it is a good idea to support some external catalog
> software, such as Apache HCatalog[2], out-of-the-box for the FLIP-24
> SQL-Client[1]. There are many widely used catalogs that we can incorporate.
> This way users won't have to always extend and create their own
> ExternalCatalog.class separately and this could potentially make the
> configuration part easier for SQL users.
>
> Thanks,
> Rong
>
>
> [1] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLINK/FLIP-24+-+SQL+Client
> [2] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/HCatalog
>

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