Adding Custom Jars in Hive

When adding custom jars in Hive, it is strongly recommended to avoid overriding the hive.aux.jars.path property in HIVE SETTINGS and HADOOP CLUSTER SETTINGS in the Hadoop 2 (Hive) cluster. Instead, you can add jars using any of these ways:

  • Use the add jar statement to add custom jars at a query level or through the Hive bootstrap.
  • Add the custom jar by copying it into the /usr/lib/hive1.2/auxlib directory through the cluster’s node bootstrap. Qubole recommends using this approach when you run Hive on the master node or with HiveServer2.