Apache Hive provides SQL-like access to your stored data in Apache Hadoop. Apache HBase stores tabular data in Hadoop and supports update operations. The combination of these two capabilities is often desired, however, the current integration show limitations such as performance issues. In this talk, Enis Soztutar will present an overview of Hive and HBase and discuss new updates/improvements from the community on the integration of these two projects. Various techniques used to reduce data exchange and improve efficiency will also be provided.