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Let’s see how to connect Hive and create a Hive Database from Java with an example, In order to connect and run Hive SQL you need to have hive-jdbc dependency, you can download this from Maven or use the below dependency on your pom.xml.

Hive Java Dependency


Start HiveServer2

To connect to Hive from Java, you need to start hiveserver2 from $HIVE_HOME/bin

prabha@namenode:~/hive/bin$ ./hiveserver2
2020-10-03 23:17:08: Starting HiveServer2

Below are complete Java example of how to create a Hive Database.

Create a Hive Table from Java Example

package com.sparkbyexamples.hive;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.Statement;
import java.sql.DriverManager;

public class HiveCreateDatabase {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		Connection con = null;
		try {
			String conStr = "jdbc:hive2://";
			con = DriverManager.getConnection(conStr, "", "");
			Statement stmt = con.createStatement();
			stmt.executeQuery("CREATE DATABASE emp");
			System.out.println("Database emp created successfully.");
		} catch (Exception ex) {
		} finally {
			try {
				if (con != null)
			} catch (Exception ex) {

Note: If you are using an older version of Hive, you should use the driver org.apache.hadoop.hive.jdbc.HiveDriver and your connection string should start with jdbc:hive://

Happy Learning !!

Naveen Nelamali

Naveen Nelamali (NNK) is a Data Engineer with 20+ years of experience in transforming data into actionable insights. Over the years, He has honed his expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining data pipelines with frameworks like Apache Spark, PySpark, Pandas, R, Hive and Machine Learning. Naveen journey in the field of data engineering has been a continuous learning, innovation, and a strong commitment to data integrity. In this blog, he shares his experiences with the data as he come across. Follow Naveen @ LinkedIn and Medium

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