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From "Huynh, Chi-Hao" <>
Subject Error querying tables managed by hbase
Date Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:02:23 GMT
Dear hive users,

I recently upgraded my single node cluster from CDH 4.5 to CDH 5 Beta 1 which updated Hive
from 0.10 to 0.11 and HBase from 0.94.6 to 0.95.2.

Back in CDH 4.5 I created an external table in hive that is stored in HBase. Querying that
table from hive worked fine, when I added the hive-hbase-handler.jar and the hbase-security.jar
to the cache.
Now in 5 Beta 1, or more precisely with Hive 0.11 and HBase 0.95.2 I get an error when querying
the same table:

The job fails with:
Execution Error, return code 2 from

The error message being:
Error: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.hadoop.hbase.protobuf.generated.MasterAdminProtos$MasterAdminService$BlockingInterface

Note that I add the latest hive-hbase-handler.jar to the cache and a couple of other jars
because I don't know which jar replaced the former hbase-security.jar, namely


I don't know what is wrong and ask for your help on this. Thanks!

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