Thanks Peter, Fabian & Shuyi for the input.

I have also created a task https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-9172.
Then we can have external catalog factory support on SQL-Client that works
with the abstractions in Table/SQL API.

--
Rong


On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Shuyi Chen <suez1...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've created master JIRA (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-9171
> ),
> and included all HCatalog related JIRAs as subtasks. This make it easier to
> track all HCatalog related effort in Flink. Thanks.
>
> Shuyi
>
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:36 PM, Fabian Hueske <fhue...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > An HCatalog integration with the Table API/SQL would be great and be
> > helpful for many users!
> >
> > A big +1 to that.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Fabian
> >
> > Shuyi Chen <suez1...@gmail.com> schrieb am Mi., 11. Apr. 2018, 14:36:
> >
> > > Thanks a lot, Rong and Peter.
> > >
> > > AFAIK, there is a flink hcatalog connector introduced in FLINK-1466
> > > <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-1466> that is added by
> > > Fabian.
> > > And there is another JIRA in FLINK-1913
> > > <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-1913> to document the use
> > of
> > > connector.
> > >
> > > I think we can start with looking at the existing hcatalog  connector,
> > > adding missing documentation, and come up with a proposal to evolve the
> > > Flink HCatalog integration with ExternalCatalog, and the SQL client to
> > make
> > > it both useful both SQL and non-SQL scenarios.
> > >
> > > Given we already have the integration implemented in AthenaX
> > > <https://github.com/uber/AthenaX> internally, we can help drive and
> > > contribute back to the community.
> > >
> > > Shuyi
> > >
> > > On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 12:01 PM, Peter Huang <
> > huangzhenqiu0...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > 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
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > "So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your
> future."
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> "So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future."
>

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