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Hadoop 2.x Administration Cookbook by Gurmukh Singh

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Hive server modes and setup

In this recipe, we will look at how to setup a Hive server and use it to query the data stored in a distributed system.

Apache Hive is a client-side library that provides a warehouse solution, which enables representation of data on HDFS in a structure format and querying of it using SQL. The table definitions and mapping are stored in a metastore, which is a combination of a service and a database.

The Hive metastore can run in any of three modes: standalone, local metastore, and remote metastore mode. Standalone or embedded mode is not used in production as it limits the number of connections to just one, and everything runs inside a single JVM.

The Hive driver, metastore interface, and database are the three things ...

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