Jboss enterprise has a free data virtualization (NOT server virtualization) platform called Teiid.  Capabilities of this include service of data from multiple technologies (jdbc, odbc, Thrift, REST, SOAP, etc.), merging/transformation of data, fault tolerance, scalability, and other capabilities one would require of an enterprise service.  This can stand in the technology portfolio as part of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) to abstract big data and make it APPEAR to be relational (among other benefits)  To set up a Teiid server to expose Hive data:

Install the Jboss EAP

  1. Download jboss-eap-6.4.0.zip (or latest) from jboss downloads
  2. Unzip to c:\programfiles\jboss\ on windows , /etc/jboss on linux

 Overlay Teiid on top of EAP

  1. Download teiid-9.0.1-jboss-dist.zip (or latest)
  2. Unzip on top of jboss you just installed:  c:\programfiles\jboss\jboss-eap-6.4.0

 Add the Teiid web console to jboss

  1. Download teiid-console-dist-1.x.zip (or latest)
  2. Unzip on top of jboss you just installed:  c:\programfiles\jboss\jboss-eap-6.4.0

In \jboss-eap-6.3\standalone\configuration\standalone-teiid.xml add to the drivers section:

<driver name="hive" module="org.apache.hadoop.hive">
     <driver-class>org.apache.hive.jdbc.HiveDriver</driver-class>
</driver>

Find on your cluster the following files and add them to <jboss install dir>\modules\org\apache\hive\main   This path is VERY important and is mis-documented at present on the jboss site.

commons-logging-1.1.3.jar
hadoop-common-2.5.0-cdh5.3.0.jar
hadoop-core-2.5.0-mr1-cdh5.3.0
hive_metastore.jar
hive_service.jar
hive-common-0.13.1-cdh5.3.0.jar
hive-jdbc-0.13.1-cdh5.3.0.jar
hive-metastore-0.13.1-cdh5.3.0.jar
hive-serde-0.13.1-cdh5.3.0.jar
hive-service-0.13.1-cdh5.3.0.jar
httpclient-4.2.5.jar
httpcore-4.2.5.jar
HiveJDBC4.jar
libfb303-0.9.0.jar
libthrift-0.9.0.jar
log4j-1.2.14.jar
ql.jar
slf4j-api-1.5.11.jar
slf4j-log4j12-1.5.11.jar
TCLIServiceClient.jar

Navigate to the EAP bin directory and execute ./standalone.sh -c standalone-teiid.xml

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