Thursday, 2 July 2015

Hive Web Interface(HWI) setup on Hadoop Cluster


HWI stands for Hive Web Interface. It is the web URL through which we can browse through all the objects (such as databases, tables etc..) in the Hive

In order to access HWI web URL, hive's HWI service needs to be started and running.

Here is the command to start HWI service.

>> $HIVE_HOME/bin/hive --service hwi

Once HWI Service is started, use the below URL to get into HWI Interface.


Hive's HWI feature is presently broken and is unsupported at CDH virtual boxes. Instead of that CDH provides Beeswax as a better Hive front end via HUE.