Apache Hive

Connecting to Hive is easy. Here are the steps:

  1. To add a new connection, navigate to the File tab and click on Edit Connections, or press [⌘ + O] | [Ctrl + O].
  2. In the dialog box, click the Add icon (➕) next to the Connections header and select Hive.

3. To finish creating a connection, enter valid data in the fields of the New connection dialog.


  • Connection name – Replace the default New Connection with a meaningful value.
  • Database JDBC DRIVER – Specify user drivers for the data source, or click the 'download them' link below this field settings area. For detailed instructions on setting up drivers, see Add a user driver to an existing connection.
  • Host – Enter the hostname of your Hive server.
  • Port – The default value is
  • Subprotocol – Select Hive 2 or Spark SQL syntax.
  • User and Password – Enter your Hive credentials.
  • Database – Select the database you created, or leave the field empty.
  • Use Kerberos for authentication – The default value is False, but some organizations require using Kerberos with Hive.

🔎 TIP: Typically, your Hadoop administrator sets the value of these parameters.

It's best to contact them to get the appropriate data.

  • Advanced Properties – Supply additional JDBC parameters if needed.
  1. Click Test to ensure that the connection to the data source is successful.
  2. Click Save. A newly created connection will be displayed in your Database Explore panel just right under the Connections header.

🔎 NOTE: If you need more advanced information on how to set up a Hive connection,

please, contact us through support@coginiti.co


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