Handling government regulations in ACID tables

Your decision to use ACID tables, or not, might depend on your need to conform to government regulations. With consumers right to be forgotten growing around the global, you need some way to purge these consumers from your datasets. ACID supports features to meet these regulations.

Meeting the following government requirements is often subject to interpretation, but involves deleting records of consumers who want to be forgotten on a web site.

Europe - GDPR

California - California Consumer Privacy Act 2018

Before you propagate Hive data, you can check for requests to be forgotten and comply with requests. ACID supports deleting records. ACID completely removes data after a major compaction.

ACID tables support delete operations on datasets using MERGE. Operations are atomic, and are built into an ACID table.