Connect to Hive Data in RazorSQL

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Apache Hive JDBC Driver

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Connect to Hive from wizards and query Hive data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Hive enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Hive using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Hive Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.apachehive.ApacheHiveDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:apachehive: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Set the Server, Port, TransportMode, and AuthScheme connection properties to connect to Hive.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Hive JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.apachehive.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:apachehive:Server=127.0.0.1;Port=10000;TransportMode=BINARY;

Query Hive Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.