RHive tutorial – Installing HiveAs an add-on to Hadoop, Hive cannot run independent of Hadoop.This tutorial explains how additionally configure Hive to the Hadoopenvironment made in the Hadoop setup tutorial.Hive does not need to be installed for all servers where Hadoop is installed.It is just needed for the server where Hadoop client will run.Here, Hive will be installed in Hadoop namenode for convenience in setup.Downloading HiveBecause Hive is written in Java just like Hadoop is, downloading the file anddecompressing it alone constitutes the entire setup procedure.A stable version of Hive can be found in the URL below.http://www.apache.org/dist//hive/hive-0.7.1/hive-0.7.1-bin.tar.gzThe latest stable version at the point of this tutorial’s creation is 0.7.1; it isalright to build a separate snapshot version and use that instead.If version 0.8x is released, it’s okay to use that.Like the following, connect to the target server for Hive installation anddownload the final version of Hive.ssh email@example.com mkdir hive_stable cd hive_stable wget http://www.apache.org/dist//hive/hive-‐0.7.1/hive-‐0.7.1-‐bin.tar.gz tar xvfz ./hive-‐0.7.1-‐bin.tar.gz mkdir /service mv ./hive-‐0.7.1-‐bin /service Configuring MySQLWe will be choosing and using MySQL for Hive’s repository.Hive uses SQLite by default, but if you want to enable multiple users to useHive simultaneously, you need to be able to use MySQL or other DBs asrepositories.Hence this tutorial will be using MySQL.
MySQL can be installed in a server apart from the one where Hive will beinstalled, but this tutorial will install MySQL along where, Hadoop namenode isinstalled (that is, where Hive is installed).Use yum like the following to install mysql client and serveryum install mysql mysql-‐server After installation, start mysql server./etc/init.d/mysqld start Now create a database in MySQL for Hive to use.This tutorial will use the name “metastore” for that database.Go into mysql and create a database like shown.mysql> CREATE DATABASE metastore; mysql> USE metastore; mysql> SOURCE /service/hive-‐0.7.1/scripts/metastore/upgrade/mysql/hive-‐schema-‐0.7.0.mysql.sql; Here, “/service/hive-0.7.1" is Hive’s HOME directory, and"$HIVE_HOME/scripts/metastore/upgrade/mysql" contains SQL files that canset MySQL up for Hive or upgrade Hive database (which exists in MySQLdatabase). Select and run the ones suited to your version and complete setup.Now create a MySQL user which Hive will use, and grant it the privilege toaccess the database, “metastore”.mysql> CREATE USER hiveuser@% IDENTIFIED BY password; mysql> GRANT SELECT,INSERT,UPDATE,DELETE ON metastore.* TO hiveuser@%; mysql> REVOKE ALTER,CREATE ON metastore.* FROM hiveuser@%; Configuring MySQL for Hive use is complete.Now you need to configure Hive to enable it to connect to MySQL.JDBC is required for allowing connecting to MySQL from Hive but JDBC is notincluded in MySQL.
You must manually download it from the MySQL site and copy it into theinstalled Hive.JDBC is available for download from here:http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/As shown below, download and decompress it, then copy the jar file toHadoop’s lib directory.$ curl http://dev.mysql.com/get/Downloads/Connector-‐J/mysql-‐connector-‐java-‐5.1.18.tar.gz/from/http://mirror.services.wisc.edu/mysql/ $ tar xvfz mysql-‐connector-‐java-‐5.1.18.tar.gz $ cp ./mysql-‐connector-‐java-‐5.1.18/mysql-‐connector-‐java-‐5.1.18-‐bin.jar /service/hive-‐0.7.1/lib/ Now for modifying Hive’s configuration.You need to open $HIVE_HOME/conf/hive-site.xml with a text editor andappropriately adjust the items pertaining to MySQL.If you have installed Hive for the first time, then the $HIVE_HOME/conf/hive-site.xml file probably doesn’t exist in the directory.Copy the hive-default.xml.template file in the same directory and edit it like thefollowing:cd /service/hive-‐0.7.1/conf/hive-‐site.xml cp ./hive-‐default.xml.template ./hive-‐site.xml Now look for the contents below in ./hive-site.xml and make suitableadjustments for the MySQL accounts which will be used to connect to theMySQL server.<property> <name>javax.jdo.option.ConnectionURL</name> <value>jdbc:mysql://MYSQL_HOSTNAME/metastore</value> </property> <property> <name>javax.jdo.option.ConnectionDriverName</name> <value>com.mysql.jdbc.Driver</value>
</property> <property> <name>javax.jdo.option.ConnectionUserName</name> <value>hiveuser</value> </property> <property> <name>javax.jdo.option.ConnectionPassword</name> <value>password</value> </property> <property> <name>datanucleus.autoCreateSchema</name> <value>false</value> </property> <property> <name>datanucleus.fixedDatastore</name> <value>true</value> </property> From above, you should replace the “MYSQL_HOSTNAME” string to be thehostname or the IP address of the server where MySQL is installed to. But thistutorial installed MySQL in the very server where Hive was installed so it is127.0.0.1.If, for purposes of safer management or some other reason, you installedMySQL to some other server then just replace “MYSQL_HOSTNAME” stringwith its IP address.Thus concludes the installation and configuration of Hive.Consult Hive’s official site documents for a detailed usage guide for Hive.