Integrating Hive and a BI tool

After you download a Simba ODBC driver or an Apache Hive JDBC driver to a HiveServer instance in your cluster, you need to provide the information that the BI tool requires to connect to Hive in CDP.

You have downloaded, or otherwise put, the JDBC or ODBC driver on your HiveServer cluster.
  1. Depending on the type of driver you obtain, proceed as follows:
    • ODBC driver: follow instructions on the ODBC driver download site, and skip the rest of the steps in this procedure.
    • JDBC driver: add the driver to the classpath of your JDBC client, such as Tableau. For example, check the client documentation about where to put the driver.
  2. In Cloudera Manager (CM), click Clusters > Hive click Actions, and select Download Client Configuration.
  3. Unpack, open beeline-site.xml, and copy the value of beeline.hs2.jdbc.url.hive_on_tez. This value is the JDBC URL.
    For example
    jdbc:hive2://;serviceDiscoveryMode=zooKeeper; \
  4. In the BI tool, such as Tableau, configure the JDBC connection using the JDBC URL and driver class name, org.apache.hive.jdbc.HiveDriver.