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rows = hiveCtx.parquetFile(parquetFile)

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Cover of Learning Spark
  • 9. Spark SQL
  • from Learning Spark
  • by Matei Zaharia, Patrick Wendell, Andy Konwinski, Holden Karau
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Released: February 2015

Note

Outdated syntax:
rows = hiveCtx.read.parquet("/FileStore/tables/users.parquet")