Hive 2.1.1-1901 (MEP 3.0.5) Release Notes

This section provides reference information, including new features, fixes, known issues, and limitations for Hive 2.1-1901.

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.

These release notes contain only MapR-specific information and are not necessarily cumulative in nature. For information about how to use the release notes, see Ecosystem Component Release Notes.

Hive Version 2.1.1
Release Date February 2019
MapR Version Interoperability See Hive and HCatalog Support Matrix and Ecosystem Support Matrix and MEP Components and OS Support.
Source on GitHub
GitHub Release Tag


Maven Artifacts See Maven Artifacts for MapR.
Package Names Navigate to, and select your MEP and OS to view the list of package names.

Feature Support

  • MapR supports Hive-2.1.1 on Tez-0.8.4. For more information, see Tez 0.8.4-1901 (MEP 4.1.3 and MEP 5.0.2) Release Notes.
  • MapR does not support Hive on Spark, so 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 with Hive-2.1.1 starting from mapr-core-6.0.0.
  • MapR does not support LLAP with Hive-2.1.1 as Apache Slider is not a MapR ecosystem component.
  • Starting from Hive 2.1, Hive needs to run the schematool command as an initialization step.

New Features

  • Implemented preserving warden configuration files during package update.


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
41a6f32 2018-08-13 MAPR-32194 : Hardcoded reference to hdfs in Hive
8e228c8 2018-08-20 MAPR-31529: GenericUDFNamedStruct should constant fold at compile time
e4f3809 2018-09-06 MAPR-31413: add "explain ast"
7817ec2 2018-10-01 MAPR-HIVE-294: Authorization issue while trying to obtain logs in HS2 Web UI
934573e 2018-11-23 MAPR-HIVE-346 : Use rename of files where it is possible instead of full copy during moving data from staging dirs
7f14674 2018-10-16 MAPR-HIVE-385 : CVE-2018-11777: Blocking local resource access in HiveServer2
d68fc4c 2018-08-23 MAPR-HIVE-286: Error in TestVectorStringExpressions.TestVectorStringExpressions while running on Jenkins
2a9b793 2018-12-14 MAPR-HIVE-378 : Hive displays NULLS instead of Decimal values in external table (MapRDb Binary)
b680056 2018-12-20 MAPR-HIVE-389 : Develop the logic for preserving custom configuration in Hive warden.conf files
f2b21ca 2018-12-24 MAPR-HIVE-414 : Hive Metastore schema upgrade fails on MS SQL Database
d86903a 2019-01-09 MAPR-HIVE-395 : hive.warehouse.subdir.inherit.perms and hive.optimize.insert.dest.volume don't work on CTAS query

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

Commit Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Comment
78665ce 2018-08-16 HIVE-15422: HiveInputFormat::pushProjectionsAndFilters paths comparison generates huge number of objects for partitioned dataset
652ad1c 2018-08-31 HIVE-16788: ODBC call SQLForeignKeys leads to NPE if you use PK arguments rather than FK arguments
3931127 2018-11-23 HIVE-20420: Provide a fallback authorizer when no other authorizer is in use
7686e68 2018-11-30 HIVE-14007. Replace hive-orc module with ORC 1.3.1
b0f8fb6 2018-12-17 HIVE-15841: Upgrade Hive to ORC 1.3.3
cda4352 2018-12-17 HIVE-17631 : upgrade orc to 1.4.1
6c7dc72 2018-12-17 HIVE-18558: Upgrade orc version to 1.4.2
5e70406 2018-12-17 HIVE-18674 : update Hive to use ORC 1.4.3
82dffa1 2018-12-17 HIVE-19465: Upgrade ORC to 1.5.0
f8b0139 2018-12-17 HIVE-19226: Extend storage-api to print timestamp values in UTC
04d746b 2018-12-17 HIVE-19669: Upgrade ORC to 1.5.1
6f31bba 2018-10-08 HIVE-18007 : Address maven warnings
f920681 2018-10-25 HIVE-18778: Needs to capture input/output entities in explain
4c176fe 2018-12-20 HIVE-17272: when hive.vectorized.execution.enabled is true, query on empty partitioned table fails with NPE

Known Issues

  • Vectorized execution is a new Hive feature that can show performance improvements in some cases and cause stability issues with others. The Hive vectorized execution feature has many bugs in Hive 2.x. It is recommended to turn off this feature at a system level and only use it for certain queries which work fine using it. You must evaluate the benefit of this feature against the potential stability issues on a case by case basis.

Resolved Issues

  • None.