hivemetasore db with Synapse

Shambhu Rai 1,401 Reputation points

Hi Expert, How to set up connection of Azure Synapse Analytics with hivemetastore database where there is no sql db

Azure Synapse Analytics
Azure Synapse Analytics
An Azure analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics. Previously known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
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  1. BhargavaGunnam-MSFT 24,271 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello Shambhu Rai,

    As per the below documentation, Currently, Azure Synapse Analytics only supports Azure SQL Database and Azure Database for MySQL as an external Hive Metastore. If you don’t have a Azure SQL database, you need to consider setting up "Azure Database for MySQL" to connect Azure Synapse Analytics with a Hive Metastore.

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    Known limitations

    • Synapse Studio object explorer will continue to show objects in managed Synapse metastore instead of the external HMS.
    • SQL <-> Spark synchronization doesn't work when using external HMS.
    • Only Azure SQL Database and Azure Database for MySQL are supported as external Hive Metastore database. Only SQL authorization is supported.
    • Currently Spark only works on external Hive tables and non-transactional/non-ACID managed Hive tables. It doesn't support Hive ACID/transactional tables.
    • Apache Ranger integration is not supported.

    I hope this answers your quesiton.

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