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Foreign Data Wrapper (FDW) that facilitates access to Hive Big Data Distributed Queries from within PostgreSQL.

Key Features


In addition to normal PostgreSQL FDW pre-reqs, the primary specific requirements for this FDW are a JDK (we test with JDK 8) and a set of Hive client JAR files for the Hadoop distribution you are connecting with.

Building from Source

First, download the source code under the contrib subdirectory of the PostgreSQL source tree and then build and install the FDW as below:

  1. Create a link to your JVM in the PostgreSQL lib folder with commands something like
cd ~/pg/12.1/lib
ln -s /etc/alternatives/jre_1.8.0/lib/amd64/server/
ln -s /usr/java/latest/jre/lib/amd64/server/
  1. Build the FDW source
cd athena_fdw
make install

To execute the FDW

  1. Set the environment variables PGHOME,HIVE_HOME,HADOOP_HOME & HADOOP_FDW_CLASSPATH before starting up PG. These environment variables are read at JVM initialization time.

    PGHOME = Path to the PostgreSQL installation. HIVECLIENT_JAR_HOME = The path containing the Hive JDBC client jar files required for the FDW to run successfully. ATHENA_FDW_CLASSPATH = .:$(echo $HIVECLIENT_JAR_HOME/*.jar | tr ' ' :):/PathToFile/hadoop-core-1.2.1.jar


The following parameters can be set on a Hive2 foreign server object:

  • host: the address or hostname of the Hive2 server, Examples: "localhost" "" "".
  • port: the port number of the Hive2 server.

The following parameters can be set on a Hadoop foreign table object:

  • schema_name: the name of the schema in which the table exists. Defaults to "default".
  • table_name: the name of the Hive table to query. Defaults to the foreign table name used in the relevant CREATE command.

Here is an example:

-- load EXTENSION first time after install.

    -- create server object
	OPTIONS(host 'localhost', port '10000');

-- Create a user mapping for the server.
CREATE USER MAPPING FOR public SERVER athena_serv OPTIONS(username 'test', password 'test');

-- Create a foreign table on the server.
CREATE FOREIGN TABLE test (id int) SERVER athena_serv OPTIONS (schema 'exmaple',table 'oorder');

-- Query the foreign table.
SELECT * FROM test limit 5;
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