Hive 1.2.1-1608 Release Notes

Below are release notes for the Hive component included in the MapR Converged Data Platform. 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 September 1, 2016
MapR Version Interoperability See Hive and HCatalog Support Matrix and Ecosystem Support Matrix
Source on GitHub
Maven Artifacts
Package Names The following packages are associated with this release:
  • mapr-hive-1.2.201608311134-1.noarch.rpm
  • mapr-hive_1.2.201608311134_all.deb
  • mapr-hivemetastore-1.2.201608311134-1.noarch.rpm
  • mapr-hivemetastore_1.2.201608311134_all.deb
  • mapr-hiveserver2-1.2.201608311134-1.noarch.rpm
  • mapr-hiveserver2_1.2.201608311134_all.deb
  • mapr-hivewebhcat-1.2.201608311134-1.noarch.rpm
  • mapr-hivewebhcat_1.2.201608311134_all.deb

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. You can also use Spark SQL and Drill 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
1fbbaa04 2016-08-16 HIVE-13120: The issue causing the ORC split generation in HiveServer2 to return permission errors is now fixed.
ee26f8a0 2016-08-15 MAPR-24242: The incorrect timestamp format in the partition name when table was partitioned by timestamp and LOAD DATA was used is now fixed.
04034276 2016-08-12 MAPR-24248: The isNonLocalScratchDirUsed in getLocalScratchDir() method is now set to false to allow operations with scratch directories to use the local file system instead of the MapR file system.
cabc37a4f 2016-08-10 HIVE-11617: The issue causing explain job to (sometimes) not finish or be very slow when there are many lateral views is now fixed.
82de9cc3 2016-08-01 MAPR-24105: The issue causing Spark engine for Hive to fail with an execution error is now fixed.
5115eef0 2016-05-04 HIVE-13677: When folding CASE expressions, Hive no longer throws exception during Serialization.
79dc6054 2015-09-14 HIVE-11817: A query with OVER statement will no longer fail when table contains null values.