Today’s blog post is coming to you from this week’s Hadoop Summit, taking place at the San Jose Convention Center. With the Exhibit Hall about to open we’re pretty excited to be here and interact with our colleagues and customers. One of the items we’ve announced today is the availability of Apache Hive™ 0.13 on the Altiscale Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) platform, just weeks following its general software release to the industry. We’re pretty proud we’re able to launch Hive 0.13 so quickly. You may ask “Why?,” especially since some distros have announced the availability of this version of Hive a couple weeks ago. Well, the difference with us is that distros just make the software available to you. You still have to work through any bugs and optimize this brand new software with your cluster. That takes a lot of time and work.