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What is Pig?

Pig is a dataflow programming environment for processing very large files. Pig's language is called Pig Latin. A Pig Latin program consists of a directed acyclic graph where each node represents an operation that transforms data. Operations are of two flavors: (1) relational-algebra style operations such as join, filter, project; (2) functional-programming style operators such as map, reduce.
Pig is a tool in the Big Data Tools category of a tech stack.
Pig is an open source tool with 669 GitHub stars and 449 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pig's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Pig?

14 companies reportedly use Pig in their tech stacks, including Netflix, GittiGidiyor, and Platform.

45 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pig.

Pig Integrations

Pros of Pig
Finer-grained control on parallelization
Proven at Petabyte scale
Join optimizations for highly skewed data

Pig Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Pig?
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