Start a Hive shell as the hive user
You can start the Hive shell, which uses Beeline in the background, to enter HiveQL
commands on the command line of a node in a cluster. After starting the Hive shell as the
hive user, you can submit queries to Hive.
The prompt consists of the following components:
- jdbc: The Java Database Connectivity protocol designator
- hive2: The HiveServer protocol designator in HDP 3 for using Hive 3
- myhiveserver.com: The fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) of the node that hosts HiveServer
If you are using HiveServer on a cluster that does not have Kerberos security enabled, the password is ignored in the command for starting Beeline.
- You added the Hive service on the cluster, using Ambari for example, and the following components are running:
- Hive Metastore
- A database for the metastore, such as the default MySQL Server
- Hive clients
- In Ambari,
Hive > Settings > Run as end user instead of Hive useris set to
Start Hive using the FQDN of the HiveServer in your cluster to replace myhiveserver.com
and the Database Username and Database Password password for the default
beeline -u jdbc:hive2://myhiveserver.com:10000 -n hive -pIn
Ambari > Services > Hive > Configs > Database, you can find the user name and reset the password. Property names in hive-site.xml for these settings are
- Enter a password at the prompt.
Enter a HiveQL query.
SHOW DATABASES;Hive creates two databases when you add the Hive service to a cluster: information_schema and sys. All Metastore tables are mapped into your tablespace and are available in sys. The information_schema data reveals the state of the system, similar to sys database data, but in a user-friendly way. You can query information_schema using SQL standard queries, which are portable from one DBMS to another.Output is:
+---------------------+ | database_name | +---------------------+ | default | | information_schema | | sys | +---------------------+
Create a table in the default database.
CREATE TABLE students (name VARCHAR(64), age INT, gpa DECIMAL(3,2));
Insert data into the table.
INSERT INTO TABLE students VALUES ('fred flintstone', 35, 1.28), ('barney rubble', 32, 2.32);
Exit the Beeline and Hive shells.