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Apache Hive Essentials. - Second Edition

By : Dayong Du
Book Image

Apache Hive Essentials. - Second Edition

By: Dayong Du

Overview of this book

In this book, we prepare you for your journey into big data by frstly introducing you to backgrounds in the big data domain, alongwith the process of setting up and getting familiar with your Hive working environment. Next, the book guides you through discovering and transforming the values of big data with the help of examples. It also hones your skills in using the Hive language in an effcient manner. Toward the end, the book focuses on advanced topics, such as performance, security, and extensions in Hive, which will guide you on exciting adventures on this worthwhile big data journey. By the end of the book, you will be familiar with Hive and able to work effeciently to find solutions to big data problems
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Using the Hive IDE

Besides the command-line interface, there are other Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tools available to support Hive. One of the best is Oracle SQL Developer, which leverages the powerful functionalities of the Oracle IDE and is totally free to use. Since Oracle SQL Developer supports general JDBC connections, it is quite convenient to switch between Hive and other JDBC-supported databases in the same IDE. Oracle SQL Developer has supported Hive since v4.0.3. Configuring it to work with Hive is quite straightforward:

  1. Download Oracle SQL Developer (
  2. Download the Hive JDBC drivers (
  3. Unzip the driver file to a local directory.
  4. Start Oracle SQL Developer and navigate to Preferences | Database | Third Party JDBC...