ver the last 13 months the Apache Hive community, which included 145 developers and 44 companies working together through the Stinger initiative, delivered 390,000 lines of code and 1600 resolved JIRA tickets. This is only the beginning. The Hive community has already started the next phase of extending the Speed, Scale, and SQL compliance in Hive. As Hadoop 2.0 with YARN evolves to enable a dizzying array of powerful engines that allow us to interact with ever growing data in new ways, well known tools such as SQL need to scale with it. This session will provide a technical illustration of the challenges facing SQL on Hadoop today and what the road ahead looks like as the user community drives more innovation. Stinger.next is the next multi-phase initiative to evolve Hive as the de facto SQL engine for Hadoop designed to deliver Speed, Scale and better SQL.