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From Mark Grover <>
Subject Re: HIVE and S3 via EMR?
Date Wed, 30 May 2012 20:21:39 GMT
Good catch, Pedro!

Russell: Not sure how you can be using Hive 0.9 on EMR since EMR only supports upto Hive 0.7.1.

Check this for details:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Russell Jurney" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:52:27 PM
Subject: Re: HIVE and S3 via EMR?

You = Excellent 

Russell Jurney 

On May 29, 2012, at 11:06 PM, Pedro Figueiredo < > wrote: 

On 30 May 2012, at 02:17, Russell Jurney wrote: 

I've made the bucket - which is derived from the enron emails - available at s3:///rjurney_public_web/from_to_date
and a sample is available at

The problem is that your bucket name contains the '_' character. When Hive (or whatever, really)
tries to resolve the hostname it fails, because '_' is
an illegal character in DNS. It's got nothing to do with Hive, or your table definition. 

You can have a look at "Rules for bucket naming" in



Pedro Figueiredo 
Skype: pfig.89clouds - Big Data Consulting 

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