Hive 1.2.1-1508 Release Notes

The notes below relate specifically to the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. You may also be interested in the Apache Hive 1.2.1 changelog or the Apache Hive homepage.

Hive Version 1.2.1
Release Date Sept 25, 2015
Source on GitHub
GitHub Release Tag 1.2.1-mapr-1508
MapR Version Compatibility See Hive and HCatalog Support Matrix and Ecosystem Support Matrix.
Maven Artifacts

New in this Release

This is the initial release of Hive 1.2.1 for the MapR distribution for Hadoop. In addition to Hive 1.2.1 features, this release includes the following behavior changes and features:

  • HiveServer2 Authentication

    On secure MapR clusters, HiveServer2 uses PAM by default.

  • WebHCat Changes

    The warden.hcat.conf file is no longer installed with mapr-hive package. Instead, it is installed with the mapr-hivewebhcat package.

  • Cost-Based optimization

    Cost-based optimization is enabled by default.

  • Hive ODBC Driver 2.1.8

    For Hive 1.2.1, use Hive ODBC driver version 2.1.8 or above. This driver cannot be installed on CentOS 7.

Hive Feature Support

MapR does not support Hive on Spark. Therefore, you cannot use Spark as an execution engine for Hive. However, you can run Hive and Spark on the same cluster and you can use SparkQL to query Hive tables.


This release by MapR includes the following fixes on the base Apache release. For complete details, refer to the commit log for this project in GitHub.

Commit Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Comment
bb40d76 2015-08-11 MAPR-19358: HiveServer2 and HiveMetastore no longer fail to start they are installed on MapR 5.0.
62592e8 2015-08-11 MAPR-19756: The Hive shell no longer fails to start.
d620ceb 2015-08-15 MAPR-19778: WebHCat service no longer displays a MalformedURLException in/opt/mapr/logs/adminuiapp.log.
e8f0545 2015-08-18 MAPR-20051: HiveMetastore no longer fails to create the tables correctly and no longer throws a lock exception when you try to run a query.
4769b27 2015-08-27 MAPR- 20197: property is now set to org.apache.hive.hcatalog.templeton.tool.HDFSStorage instead of org.apache.hcatalog.templeton.tool.HDFSStorage.
a546130 2015-08-31 MAPR-13215: On a secure cluster, hadoop.proxyuser.mapr.groups is now able to restrict the groups that can be impersonated.
2ad68d4 2015-09-01 Hadoop23Shims no longer includes HDFS encryption related code.