Write to Hive bucketed tables

Type of change: Property/Spark SQL changes

Spark 1.6

By default, you can write to Hive bucketed tables.

Spark 2.4

By default, you cannot write to Hive bucketed tables.

For example, the following code snippet writes the data into a bucketed Hive table:
The code above will throw the following error:
org.apache.spark.sql.AnalysisException: Output Hive table `hive_test_db`.`test_bucketing` is bucketed but Spark currently does NOT populate bucketed output which is compatible with Hive.

Action Required

To write to a Hive bucketed table, you must use hive.enforce.bucketing=false and hive.enforce.sorting=false to forego bucketing guarantees.