hive Getting started with hive Installation of Hive(linux)


Start by downloading the latest stable release from

-> Now untar the file with

$ tar -xvf hive-2.x.y-bin.tar.gz

-> Create a directory in the /usr/local/ with

$ sudo mkdir /usr/local/hive

-> Move the file to root with

$ mv ~/Downloads/hive-2.x.y /usr/local/hive

-> Edit environment variablesfor hadoop and hive in .bashrc

$ gedit ~/.bashrc

like this

export HIVE_HOME=/usr/local/hive/apache-hive-2.0.1-bin/

export PATH=$PATH:$HIVE_HOME/bin

export CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/usr/local/Hadoop/lib/*:.

export CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/usr/local/hive/apache-hive-2.0.1-bin/lib/*:.

-> Now, start hadoop if it is not already running. And make sure that it is running and it is not in safe mode.

$ hadoop fs -mkdir /user/hive/warehouse

The directory "warehouse" is the location to store the table or data related to hive.

$ hadoop fs -mkdir /tmp

The temporary directory “tmp” is the temporary location to store the intermediate result of processing.

-> Set Permissions for read/write on those folders.

$ hadoop fs -chmod g+w /user/hive/warehouse

$ hadoop fs -chmod g+w /user/tmp

-> Now fire up HIVE with this command in console

$ hive