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DB Connect 3.1.3 Hive connection


I am trying to install the Hive driver so that I can send Splunk data to the company's hadoop instance.

I found two articles that had some good details. Each uses a different method. I tried both and I haven't yet been successful.

The answer in this thread seems to indicate that I can drop the connection jar file, HiveJDBC4.jar into $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_db_connect/drivers/ and then the rest of the supporting files from the Cloudera zip file go into a new directory $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_db_connect/drivers/HiveJDBC4-lib/.

I tried this and then reloaded the drivers page in Splunk web, Hive driver still shows not installed.

This blog post indicated that the driver should go in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/dbx/bin/lib. I'm assuming that would mean $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_db_connect/bin/lib. I don't have this path. I tried adding a new lib directory into the bin directory and then unzipping the Cloudera file here. THen I created database_types.conf and added it to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_db_connect/local/. I reloaded the drivers page and still not showing that hive is installed.

Any thoughts on what else I could try or what I am doing wrong?


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Hi - did you manage to solve the issue ? I am also stuck in a similar situation

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I have HIVE running, here is my path for HiveJDBC41.jar (v 2.6) (From Cloudera):


It also depends on your JRE version you have configured under JRE Installation Path under the configuration tab -> Settings.

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Splunk Employee

Option # 1, is the right option for DB Connect version 3.
Are you using HiveJDBC4.jar or HiveJDBC41.jar?

It looks like HiveJDBC41.jar and supporting files are for JDK 1.7 and above

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