sql workbench connection to hadoop

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sql workbench connection to hadoop

Category : Hive

Many time we do not want to run our hive query through beeline or hive cli due to so many reason. Here I am not going to talk about reasons as its big debatable point, so in this article I have explain the steps to connect SQL Workbench to out hadoop cluster. In this article I have used hortonworks hdp 2.3 stack.

Step 1: Download SQL Workbench from the following URL and run it. 


Step 2 : Download following driver list from your hadoop client to your local machine.  

FOR HDP 2.2.x From /usr/hdp/current/hive-client/lib/ sftp or scp to your local desktop

  • hive-*-0.14*.jar
  • httpclient-4.2.5.jar
  • httpcore-4.2.5.jar
  • libthrift-0.9.0.jar
  • libfb303-0.9.0.jar
  • commons-logging-1.1.3.jar

FOR HDP 2.3.x

From /usr/hdp/current/hive-client/lib/ sftp or scp to your local desktop

  • hive-jdbc.jar (you may have symlink so need to download main jar)


From /usr/hdp/current/hadoop-client

  • hadoop-common.jar (you may have symlink so need to download main jar)
  • hadoop-auth.jar

From /usr/hdp/current/hadoop-client/lib

  • log4j-1.2.17.jar
  • slf4j-*.jar

Step 3: Goto file and open Manage Driver to configure your driver:

Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 1.31.51 PM


Step 4: Create new Driver with any name(like Hadoop or HiveServer2 ) and upload all required .jar files then click ok. 

Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 1.36.19 PM

Step 5: Now go to File menu and then click on “Connection Window ” ,select your created driver also pass required parameters(JDBC URL,Username, password  etc): 

Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 1.40.19 PM

Step 6: Now click on Test button to test connection and then click on ok button to save your configuration. 

Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 1.40.36 PM

Now you can run your command or query through sql-workbench, I hope you this will help you to make connection to hdp via sql workbench

1 Comment


September 30, 2019 at 5:43 am

when I start to workbench ,I can see this connection fail message on the monitor

Could you please help to me.

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