To look at the overview of HIVE, please click here

STEP 1 : Downloadhive

Download stable release from apache hive

STEP 2 : Unzip

Copy hive tar file in required folder and run the following command to extract

tar -xzvf hive-x.y.z.tar.gz

STEP 3 : Setting hive path

  • export HIVE_HOME=/opt/hive
  • export PATH=$PATH:$HIVE_HOME/bin

STEP 4 : logout from the user and login with the same user again. check whether the settings are applied or not by using echo $HIVE_HOME

STEP 5 : Check whether hadoop is running or not, if not start the hadoop.

STEP 6 : Run following four commands

$HADOOP_HOME/bin/hadoop fs -mkdir /tmp
$HADOOP_HOME/bin/hadoop fs -mkdir /user/hive/warehouse
$HADOOP_HOME/bin/hadoop fs -chmod g+w /tmp
$HADOOP_HOME/bin/hadoop fs -chmod g+w /user/hive/warehouse

STEP 7 : Running HIVE


DONE : Now your play ground is ready.

NOTE : Hive runs on top of Hadoop. So install hadoop before you start installing HIVE. And also ensure all  required ports open.