# CACHE TABLE

### Description

CACHE TABLE statement caches contents of a table or output of a query with the given storage level. This reduces scanning of the original files in future queries.

### Parameters

LAZY
Only cache the table when it is first used, instead of immediately.
table_name
The name of the table to be cached.
OPTIONS ( 'storageLevel' [ = ] value )
OPTIONS clause with storageLevel key and value pair. A Warning is issued when a key other than storageLevel is used. The valid options for storageLevel are:
• NONE
• DISK_ONLY
• DISK_ONLY_2
• MEMORY_ONLY
• MEMORY_ONLY_2
• MEMORY_ONLY_SER
• MEMORY_ONLY_SER_2
• MEMORY_AND_DISK
• MEMORY_AND_DISK_2
• MEMORY_AND_DISK_SER
• MEMORY_AND_DISK_SER_2
• OFF_HEAP
An Exception is thrown when an invalid value is set for storageLevel. If storageLevel is not explicitly set using OPTIONS clause, the default storageLevel is set to MEMORY_AND_DISK.
query
A query that produces the rows to be cached. It can be in one of following formats:
• a SELECT statement
• a TABLE statement
• a FROM statement