Hive to PostgreSQL Integration: 2 Easy Methods to Connect


Hive to PostgreSQL FI

Data is an organization’s most important asset in the world today. Businesses need to efficiently store, handle, and analyze the growing amounts of data they produce. This article will explore the two prominent data storage systems organizations use: Hive and PostgreSQL.

PostgreSQL is a robust relational database management system frequently used for transactional systems and analytical workloads, whereas Hive is mostly utilized for processing huge datasets in Hadoop. Organizations may need to transfer their data from Hive to PostgreSQL as they develop for various factors like improving performance, reducing costs, or regulatory compliance needs.

How to Connect Hive to PostgreSQL?

You can use Ambari Server or an automated tool to replicate data from Hive to PostgreSQL.

Export Hive to PostgreSQL using Ambari Server

  • Step 1: Stage the appropriate PostgreSQL connector on the Ambari Server for deployment.
ls /usr/share/java/postgresql-jdbc.jar
  • Set the .jar file’s access mode to 644.
chmod 644 /usr/share/java/postgresql-jdbc.jar
  • Run this command:
ambari-server setup --jdbc-db=postgres --jdbc-driver=/usr/share/java/postgresql-jdbc.jar
  • Step 2: For Hive, create a user and allow access.
    • Using the database admin tool of PostgreSQL:
echo "CREATE DATABASE <HIVEDATABASE>;" | psql -U postgres
  • <HIVEUSER> is the user name, <HIVEPASSWORD> is the user password, and <HIVEDATABASE> is the name of the Hive database.

You face challenges when you have complex data transformations and need custom transformations. The Ambari server provides limited support for custom transformations during data migration. This method also does not provide built-in support for data validation which can lead to inconsistent data or errors. The Ambari server relies on third-party plugins for certain tasks, which can cause compatibility issues and increase the risk of data loss or corruption.

To tackle these issues, you can opt for an automated tool to migrate data from Hive to PostgreSQL.

Automate the Data Replication process using a No-Code Tool

Using an automated tool, you can streamline the Hive to PostgreSQL data integration process. Check out the following benefits:

  • It allows you to focus on core engineering objectives. At the same time, your business teams can jump on to reporting without any delays or data dependency on you.
  • Your sales and support team can effortlessly enrich, filter, aggregate, and segment raw Hive data with just a few clicks.
  • The beginner-friendly UI saves the engineering team hours of productive time lost due to tedious data preparation tasks.
  • Without coding knowledge, your analysts can seamlessly aggregate campaign data from multiple sources for faster analysis.
  • Your business teams get to work with near real-time data with no compromise on the accuracy & consistency of the analysis.

As a hands-on example, you can check out how Hevo, a cloud-based No-code ETL/ELT Tool, makes the Hive to PostgreSQL data replication effortless in just 2 simple steps:

Step 1: Configure Hive as a Source

Hive to PostgreSQL: hive configuration
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Step 2: Configure PostgreSQL as a Destination

Hive to PostgreSQL: postgreSQL configuration
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That’s it, literally! You have connected Hive to PostgreSQL in just 2 steps. These were just the inputs required from your end. Now, everything will be taken care of by Hevo. It will automatically replicate new and updated data from Hive to PostgreSQL

You can also visit the official documentation of Hevo for Hive as a source and PostgreSQL as a destination to have in-depth knowledge about the process.

In a matter of minutes, you can complete this no-code & automated approach of connecting Hive to PostgreSQL using Hevo and start analyzing your data.

Hevo’s fault-tolerant architecture ensures that the data is handled in a secure, consistent manner with zero data loss. It also enriches the data and transforms it into an analysis-ready form without having to write a single line of code.

Hevo’s reliable data pipeline platform enables you to set up zero-code and zero-maintenance data pipelines that just work. By employing Hevo to simplify your data integration needs, you get to leverage its salient features:

  • Fully Managed: You don’t need to dedicate time to building your pipelines. With Hevo’s dashboard, you can monitor all the processes in your pipeline, thus giving you complete control over it.
  • Data Transformation: Hevo provides a simple interface to cleanse, modify, and transform your data through drag-and-drop features and Python scripts. It can accommodate multiple use cases with its pre-load and post-load transformation capabilities.
  • Faster Insight Generation: Hevo offers near real-time data replication, giving you access to real-time insight generation and faster decision-making. 
  • Scalable Infrastructure: With the increased number of sources and volume of data, Hevo can automatically scale horizontally, handling millions of records per minute with minimal latency.
  • Transparent pricing: You can select your pricing plan based on your requirements. Different plans are put together on its website and all the features it supports. You can adjust your credit limits and spend notifications for increased data flow.
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What can you hope to achieve by replicating data from Hive to PostgreSQL?

By migrating your data from Hive to PostgreSQL, you can help your business stakeholders find the answers to these questions:

  • What percentage of customers’ queries from a region is through email?
  • The customers acquired from which channel have the maximum number of tickets raised?
  • What percentage of agents respond to customers’ tickets acquired through the organic channel?
  • Customers acquired from which channel have the maximum satisfaction ratings?
  • How does customer SCR (Sales Close Ratio) vary by Marketing campaign?
  • How does the number of calls to the user affect the activity duration with a Product?
  • How does Agent performance vary by Product Issue Severity?

Key Takeaways

These data requests from your marketing and product teams can be effectively fulfilled by replicating data from Hive to PostgreSQL. If data replication must occur every few hours, you will have to switch to a custom data pipeline. Instead of spending months developing and maintaining such data integrations, you can enjoy a smooth ride with Hevo’s 150+ plug-and-play integrations (including 40+ free sources like Hive).

The main benefit of using a data pipeline for Hive to PostgreSQL is replicable patterns. Others are, trust in the accuracy of the data, agility and flexibility, and belief in the pipeline’s security. Consider your priorities and choose the option that fits your requirements.

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Saving countless hours of manual data cleaning & standardizing, Hevo’s pre-load data transformations get it done in minutes via a simple drag n drop interface or your custom python scripts. No need to go to your data warehouse for post-load transformations. You can simply run complex SQL transformations from the comfort of Hevo’s interface and get your data in the final analysis-ready form. 

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Former Content Writer, Hevo Data

Sharon is a data science enthusiast with a passion for data, software architecture, and writing technical content. She has experience writing articles on diverse topics related to data integration and infrastructure.

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