Hive Web Interface (HWI)

posted on Nov 20th, 2016

Apache Hive

Apache Hive is a data warehouse infrastructure built on top of Hadoop for providing data summarization, query, and analysis. Hive gives an SQL-like interface to query data stored in various databases and file systems that integrate with Hadoop. The traditional SQL queries must be implemented in the MapReduce Java API to execute SQL applications and queries over a distributed data. Hive provides the necessary SQL abstraction to integrate SQL-like Queries (HiveQL) into the underlying Java API without the need to implement queries in the low-level Java API. Since most of the data warehousing application work with SQL based querying language, Hive supports easy portability of SQL-based application to Hadoop.

Pre Requirements

1) A machine with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating system

2) Apache Hadoop 2.6.4 pre installed (How to install Hadoop on Ubuntu 14.04)

3) Apache Hive 2.1.0 pre installed (How to Install Hive on Ubuntu 14.04)

Hive Web Interface (HWI)

The Hive Web Interface is an alternative to using the Hive command line interface. Using the web interface is a great way to get started with Hive. The Hive Web Interface, abbreviated as HWI, is a simple graphical user interface (GUI).


Hive Web Interface made its first appearance in the 0.2 branch. If you have Hive release 0.2 or later, or the SVN trunk, then you already have it. You should not need to edit the defaults for the Hive Web Interface. HWI uses:


  <description>This sets the path to the HWI war file, relative to . </description>

  <description>This is the host address the Hive Web Interface will listen on</description>

  <description>This is the port the Hive Web Interface will listen on</description>

To start HWI service

$ HIVE_HOME/bin/hive --service hwi

You can browse to hive web interface at URL


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