Hive 2.1.1-1707 Release Notes

This section provides reference information, including new features, fixes, known issues, and limitations for Hive 2.1-1703.

Below are release notes for the Hive component included in the MapR Converged Data Platform. You may also be interested in the Apache Hive 2.1.1 Release Notes or the Apache Hive homepage.

Hive Version 2.1
Release Date August 2017
MapR Version Interoperability See Hive and HCatalog Support Matrix and Ecosystem Support Matrix
Source on GitHub
Maven Artifacts See Maven Artifacts for MapR.
Package Names See Package Names for MapR Ecosystem Packs (MEPs)

New in this Release

No new features in this release.


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
6044467 2017-07-12 MAPR-28346: The issue that caused permission related errors when Hive CLI was executed by a user other than the mapr user is now fixed.
d16c24d 2017-07-07 MAPR-28251: The issue that caused errors while inserting data into partitioned table on Kerberos is now fixed.
0168f6c 2017-06-20 MAPR-27941: The issue that caused Hive on Tez mode to not launch when hive.aux.jars.path was set is now fixed.
9ffd14d 2017-06-19 MAPR-27477: The issue that caused an exception from MapR file system when hive.warehouse.subdir.inherit.perms was set to true and user, who was not a member of parent owner group, was creating the DB on Hive is now fixed.
b6e34d6 2017-06-14 MAPR-27799: The issue that caused Hive DROP DATABASE query to throw exceptions in the logs is now fixed.
78cb4a6 2017-06-13 MAPR-27646: The issue that caused Hive to duplicate column comments while passing information about partitions to Partition object FieldSchema object is now fixed.
271f527 2017-06-08 MAPR-27613: The issue that caused an exception when querying table using HiveServer2 is now fixed.
31940a3 2017-05-24 MAPR-27072: The issue that caused RowContainer.tmp to be written to the local filesystem and not the local volume is now fixed.
0eb653e 2017-06-01 MAPR-22115: The issue that caused Hive to prompt for username and password when using MapR SASL and Kerberos for authentication is now fixed.
6aad8e3 2017-05-24 MAPR-27033: The issue that caused Datanucleus MSSQLServerAdapter to generate incorrect syntax for OFFSET-FETCH clause when working with MS SQL SERVER that is greater than or equal to 2012 is now fixed.
e44cf88 2017-05-25 MAPR-27427: The issue that caused Hive parser to ignore comments when the line started with two dashes (--) is now fixed.
a894d68 2017-05-15 MAPR-27308: The issue that caused some queries with multiple inserts to fail in Hive 2.1 is now fixed.
2136184 2017-05-18 MAPR-27175: The issue that caused write-permission error when users from group different from table owner tried to write to table is now fixed. With this fix, the default configuration for log destination has been changed to use the home directory allowing each user to have separate log file.
7abb218 2017-05-26 MAPR-27483: The mismatch in hive and hbase in the result returned when counting number of records when there were NULL fields is now fixed by a new property,, which when set to:
  • true will allow Hive to read all columns from HBase table.
  • false may cause Hive to ignore null fields when counting number of records.
6f824be 2017-05-19 MAPR-27234: The issue that caused Hive on Tez queries to MapR Database to fail is now fixed.
b016f63 2017-04-20 MAPR-HIVE-10: HiveServer2 PAM configuration is now consistent with MapR PAM configuration.
d521948 2017-04-20 MAPR-HIVE-23: The issue that cause hive.warehouse.subdir.inherit.perms property to not work with CTAS query is now fixed.
87dc95d 2017-04-10 MAPR-23637: The issue that caused Hive Server Dynamic Service Discovery to not work in secure MapR SASL cluster is now fixed.
ea5c811 2017-03-29 MAPR-26678: Hive now includes hplsql-site.xml file for HPL/SQL.
944eafb 2017-03-30 MAPR-HIVE-6: Incorrect implementation of HiveServer2 Authentication is now fixed.

This release by MapR includes the following backported issues. For complete details, refer to the commit log for this project in GitHub.

Commit Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Comment
9ffd14d 2017-07-19 HIVE-11166: The issue that caused an exception when executing an insert into SQL statement on a HBase table with HBaseStorageHandler in HDBCServer of Spark is now fixed.
67d3b3c 2017-05-25 HIVE-15627: The hive.vectorized.adaptor.usage.mode will now vectorize all UDFs and not just those in supportedGenericUDFs.
2874bed 2017-05-24 HIVE-15361: The issue that caused INSERT dynamic partition on S3 to fail with a MoveTask failure is now fixed.
901d5cf 2017-05-24 HIVE-16161: The packaging.minimizeJar is now disabled for JDBC build to allow the standalone JDBC jar to have the necessary classes.
e6eff5d 2017-05-24 HIVE-16160: The issue that caused OutOfMemoryError when GC overhead limit exceeded on HiveServer2 is now fixed.
d35291b 2017-05-24 HIVE-15866: The issue that cause LazySimpleDeserializeRead to not recognize lower case variant is now fixed.
49e3fdb 2017-05-24 HIVE-15848: The issue that caused count or sum distinct to be incorrect when hive.optimize.reduce deduplication was set to true is now fixed.
ac2d7b4 2017-05-23 HIVE-15754: The issue that caused exchange partition event to not generate notifications in notification_log is now fixed.
7ab50ee 2017-05-22 HIVE-15731: The issue that caused interrupt status on thread to not return sessions to the sessionPool is now fixed.
0a28540 2017-05-22 HIVE-15684: Fixed the posBigTable used in VectorMapJoinOuterFilteredOperator to prevent IndexOutOfBoundsException error.
2f3120e 2017-05-22 HIVE-15519: The issue that caused Hive decimal type column precision to return zero even when column has precision set is now fixed.
108da0e 2017-05-22 HIVE-15493: The issue that caused wrong result for LEFT outer join in Tez using MapJoinOperator is now fixed.
9ca0a75 2017-05-22 HIVE-15488: The issue that caused native Vector MapJoin to fail when trying to serialize BigTable rows with (unreferenced) complex types is now fixed.
bb191d5 2017-05-22 HIVE-15327: The issue that caused outerjoin to produce wrong results depending on joinEmitInterval value is now fixed.
6e9051b 2017-05-22 HIVE-16043: The TezConfiguration.TEZ_QUEUE_NAME will now be used instead of
b0b3de3 2017-05-22 HIVE-15421: The exception handling in DagUtils.localizeResource is now fixed to fail early with different messages for different failures.
3bcd439 2017-05-22 HIVE-14060: The localhost is now removed from Hive splits to allow for the allocation of "*" containers instead of waiting for heartbeat.
0e663e7 2017-05-18 HIVE-15199: The issue that caused INSERT INTO data on S3 to replace the old rows with new ones is now fixed.
4a7cad3 2017-05-18 HIVE-15236: The timestamp and date comparison will now happen in timestamp instead of string.
87c33cc 2017-05-18 HIVE-14804: The issue that caused HPLSQL with multiple DB connections to not switch back to Hive is now fixed.
cd962e7 2017-05-18 HIVE-14706: The issue that caused column level lineage information to be returned as null is now fixed.
0b92a71 2017-05-18 HIVE-14607: The issue that caused ORC split generation to fail with IndexOutOfBoundsException is now fixed.
f2e3348 2017-05-18 HIVE-14336: VectorUDFAdaptor can now be configured to specify whether to attempt vectorization using hive.vectorized.adaptor.usage.mode property (whose value can be none, chosen, all) in file.
8d5844f 2017-05-18 HIVE-13966: The file now contains the following new properties to prevent DbNotificationListener from losing DDL operation notifications:
  • hive.metastore.transactional.event.listeners
  • hive.metastore.event.listeners
70785cf 2017-05-18 HIVE-13403: The issue that caused StreamingAPI to create empty buckets is now fixed.
84d3193 2016-08-25 HIVE-15331: The issue that caused decimal multiplication with high precision/scale to often return NULL is now fixed.

Feature Support

  • MapR supports Hive-2.1.1 on Tez-0.8.4.
  • 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. You can also use Spark SQL and Drill to query Hive tables.
  • MapR does not support HDFS encryption in Hive tables.
  • MapR does not support Hbase-0.9X with Hive-2.1.1. Only Hbase-1.X is compatible with Hive-2.1.1.
  • MapR does not support LLAP with Hive-2.1.1 since Apache Slider is not in MapR ecosystem.
  • Starting from Hive 2.1, Hive needs to run the schematool command as an initialization step.

Resolved Issues