INFORMATION_SCHEMA is part of the SQL92 standard. This is a feature
supported and widely used in most mature RDBMs. The idea is to enable
that for Hive as well.
On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 10:59 AM, Vihang Karajgaonkar
> I recently noticed the work done in HIVE-16946
> <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-16946> related to information
> schema. Based on what I understand so far, it uses JdbcSerDe to create hive
> tables similar to metastore db tables. It looks like an interesting idea. Can
> someone share how is it used and what was the motivation to add it?