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From Jörn Franke <>
Subject Re: read-only mode for hive
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2016 07:00:52 GMT
What is the use case? You can try security solutions such as Ranger or Sentry.

As already mentioned another alternative could be a view.

> On 08 Mar 2016, at 21:09, PG User <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have one question about putting hive in read-only mode.
> What are the ways of putting hive in read-only mode?
> Can I take a lock at database level to serve purpose? What will happen to existing transaction?
My guess is it will not grant a lock until all transactions are complete.
> I read to change owner ship of /user/hive/warehouse/, but it is not full proof solution.
> Thank you.
> - PG User

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