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From "Nezih Yigitbasi (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-10319) Hive CLI startup takes a long time with a large number of databases
Date Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:10:04 GMT


Nezih Yigitbasi commented on HIVE-10319:

Thanks [~jdere] for reviewing this. Let me know if you need anything else to get this patch

> Hive CLI startup takes a long time with a large number of databases
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-10319
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: CLI
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.0
>            Reporter: Nezih Yigitbasi
>            Assignee: Nezih Yigitbasi
>         Attachments: HIVE-10319.1.patch, HIVE-10319.2.patch, HIVE-10319.3.patch, HIVE-10319.4.patch,
HIVE-10319.5.patch, HIVE-10319.patch
> The Hive CLI takes a long time to start when there is a large number of databases in
the DW. I think the root cause is the way permanent UDFs are loaded from the metastore. When
I looked at the logs and the source code I see that at startup Hive first gets all the databases
from the metastore and then for each database it makes a metastore call to get the permanent
functions for that database [see |].
So the number of metastore calls made is in the order of the number of databases. In production
we have several hundreds of databases so Hive makes several hundreds of RPC calls during startup,
taking 30+ seconds.

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