Bucketing is a technique used in Apache Hive to optimize the performance of certain types of queries. Bucketing is a way of organizing data in a table into more manageable parts based on the values in one or more columns. A bucketed table in Hive is a table that has been created with a specific bucketing scheme.
To create a bucketed table in Hive, you need to specify the bucketing columns and the number of buckets. For example, the following command creates a bucketed table with the column “order_id” as the bucketing column and 8 buckets: