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From shared mailinglists <>
Subject Re: Hive & MS SQL Server
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:36:32 GMT
Thanks Bernie, hopefully they will.

Were a small Java development team within a predominately MS development
house. We’re hopefully introducing new ideas but the normal company politics
dictate that we should use SQL Server. That way maintenance, backup, recover
etc etc can be handed over to the internal MS db team while freeing us guys
to concentrate on better things like Hadoop & Hive :-) I assumed with the DB
just being a metadata store that the database wouldn’t be an issue but were
struggling a bit:-(

On 24 March 2011 15:23, Bennie Schut <> wrote:

> Sorry to become a bit offtopic but how do you get into a situation where
> sqlserver 2005 becomes a requirement for a hive internal meta store?
> I doubt many of the developers of hive will have access to this database so
> I don't expect a lot of response on this. But hopefully someone can prove me
> wrong :)
> Bennie.
> On 03/24/2011 04:01 PM, shared mailinglists wrote:
>> Hi Hive users :-)
>> Does anybody have experience of using Hive with MS SQL Server 2005? I’m
>> currently stumped with the following issue
>> where Hive (or
>> DataNucleus?) confuses the COLUMNS table it requires internally with that of
>> the default SQL Server sys.COLUMNS or information_schema.COLUMNS View and
>> therefore does not automatically create the required metadata table when
>> running the Hive CLI.
>> Has anybody managed to get Hive to work with SQLServer 2005 or know how I
>> can configure Hive to use a different table name to COLUMNS ? Unfortunately
>> we have to use SQL Server and do not have the option to use Derby or MySQL
>> etc.
>> Many thanks,
>> Andy.

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