Required external components

The Hive Metastore requires a backend SQL database. Supported databases and versions are:

  • MySQL 5.6.17 and above

  • Postgres 9.1.13 and above

  • Oracle 11g and above

  • MS SQL Server 2008 R2 and above

The Stackable product images for Apache Hive come with built-in support for PostgreSQL. See Database drivers for details on how to make drivers for other databases (supported by Hive) available.