The tables we have created so far are called
managed tables or sometimes called
internal tables, because Hive controls the
lifecycle of their data (more or less). As we’ve seen, Hive stores the
data for these tables in a subdirectory under the directory defined by
/user/hive/warehouse), by default.
When we drop a managed table (see Dropping Tables), Hive deletes the data in the table.
Managed Tables In Hive
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