Treasure Data officially stopped support for v0.13 on May 23, 2022. Customers will note Hive 2/Tez is now the default processing engine. Treasure Data migrated because Hive 2020.1 complies with ANSI SQL standards and allows Treasure Data to utilize future release enhancements.

The following outline summarizes a possible Hive0.13 to Hive 2020.1 migration path. The goals are:

Migration Stages


Treasure Data recommends you run queries with Hive 2020.1 for testing purposes:


Treasure Data suggests that you use Hive 2020.1 for the following workload types:

You should also review and upgrade all other existing workloads.

Default Processing Engine

Run Queries

Review the following table to understand how to run Hive 0.13 and Hive 2/Tez queries.

Hive Engine

Run Hive 0.13 Query

Run Hive 2/Tez Query

Default = Hive 0.13

No changes

Override the engine version from None to Stable.

Default = Hive 2020.1

Explicitly specify

No changes

Semantic Checking Process          

There are a couple of options available for the semantic checking of Hive queries; both positive and negative impacts are explained.

Test Query

Run ‘EXPLAIN <query>’

Positive Impact
No impact on production
Check SQL compliance easily

Negative Impact
The statement prints the query plan only; you cannot look at the result.

Run Query / Insert into Temporary Table

Positive Impact
Make comparisons on results.

Negative Impact
If you do not rewrite insert queries, Treasure Data will insert the results into production tables for testing.


The EXPLAIN command can help check for errors without having to execute a query.

1 explain select count (*) from call center;

The following is a sample of a result from the call: 

1 FAILED: ParseException line 1:29 cannot recognize input near ‘from’ ‘call center’<EOF> in join source

See also: