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From Ashutosh Chauhan <>
Subject Re: Local and remote metastores
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:37:11 GMT

Difference between the two is that in case of local metastore, hive client
communicates directly to the mysql while in case of remote metastore, hive
client first talks to a remote metastore which in turns talks to mysql. In
terms of feature-set they are identical.

Hope it helps,

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 09:03, Alex Holmes <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Does anyone know the differences between local and remove Hive
> metastores?  Are there features that are only provided by the remote
> datastore (like authorization)?  Is the use of a local metastore
> recommended in production?
> Many thanks,
> Alex

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