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Chapter 6. Using Hive View 2.0


This chapter focuses on Hive View 2.0. For information about how to use Hive View 1.5, see Using the Hive View in version 2.4.2 of the HDP Apache Ambari Views Guide.

Hive is a data warehouse infrastructure built on top of Hadoop. It provides tools to enable data ETL, a mechanism to put structures on the data, and the capability to query and analyze large data sets that are stored in Hadoop. Hive View is designed to help you author, optimize, and execute Hive queries.

Use Hive View to:

  • Browse databases

  • Write queries or browse query results in full-screen mode, which can be particularly helpful with complex queries or large query results

  • Manage query execution jobs and history

  • View existing databases, tables, and their statistics

  • Create tables and export table DDL to source control

  • View visual explain plans


Consider using the Tez View of Ambari as a complement to Hive View if you are using the Tez execution engine. The Tez View helps you debug Hive queries by displaying performance metrics and envisioning the Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) process at runtime.

There are two simple ways to access either a Hive View or the Tez View in Ambari:

  • Click the views tile in the upper right corner, and select the Hive View or Tez View that you want to use:

    Figure 6.1. Views Menu of Ambari

  • Alternatively, you can click a Hive View hyperlink or the Debug Hive Query hyperlink (which opens the Tez View) on the Summary tab when the Hive Service is selected in Ambari:

    Figure 6.2. Links to Hive-Related Views in Ambari

More Information

Query Tab

Saved Queries Tab

UDFs Tab