Jeremiah Peschka put together two short videos demoing Toad for Cloud Eclipse plugin with Hive and HBase. Those complaining about lack of SQL in NoSQL databases should check it out. On a different note though, I did express a few concerns about such a tool related to the complexity and performance of building the indirection layer and supporting operations that are not native to target system. I’d add to these the fact that some NoSQL databases are continuously adding features that can radically change the way this tool performs (e.g. Cassandra 0.7 will feature secondary indexes).
Hive and Toad for Cloud
HBase and Toad for Cloud
Looking at how slow the tool performs and the fact that it doesn’t have any sort of results pagination seems to be a confirmation of some of the concerns expressed above. On the other hand it is kind of difficult to understand a tool by just watching a video.