# IBM Cloud Object Storage support for the Hive connector#

Configure the Hive connector to support IBM Cloud Object Storage COS access.

Note

The IBM Cloud Object Storage support requires a valid Starburst Enterprise license.

## Configuration#

To use COS, you need to configure a catalog file to use the Hive connector. For example, create a file etc/ibmcos.properties and specify the path to the COS service config file with the hive.cos.service-config property.

connector.name=hive
hive.cos.service-config=etc/cos-service.properties


The service configuration file contains the access and secret keys, as well as the endpoints for one or multiple COS services:

service1.access-key=<your-access-key1>
service1.secret-key=<your-secret-key1>
service1.endpoint=<endpoint1>
service2.access-key=<your-access-key2>
service2.secret-key=<your-secret-key2>
service2.endpoint=<endpoint2>


The endpoints property is optional. service1 and service2 are placeholders for unique COS service names. The granularity for providing access credentials is at the COS service level.

To use IBM COS service, specify the service name, for example: service1 in the COS path. The general URI path pattern is cos://<bucket>.<service>/object(s).

cos://example-bucket.service1/orders_tiny


SEP translates the COS path, and uses the service1 endpoint and credentials from cos-service.properties to access cos://example-bucket.service1/object.

The Hive Metastore (HMS) does not support the IBM COS filesystem, by default. The Stocator library is a possible solution to this problem. Download the Stocator JAR, and place it in Hadoop PATH. The Stocator IBM COS configuration should be placed in core-site.xml. For example:

<property>
<name>fs.stocator.scheme.list</name>
<value>cos</value>
</property>
<property>
<name>fs.cos.impl</name>
<value>com.ibm.stocator.fs.ObjectStoreFileSystem</value>
</property>
<property>
<name>fs.stocator.cos.impl</name>
<value>com.ibm.stocator.fs.cos.COSAPIClient</value>
</property>
<property>
<name>fs.stocator.cos.scheme</name>
<value>cos</value>
</property>
<property>
<name>fs.cos.service1.endpoint</name>
<value>http://s3.eu-de.cloud-object-storage.appdomain.cloud</value>
</property>
<property>
<name>fs.cos.service1.access.key</name>
<value>access-key</value>
</property>
<property>
<name>fs.cos.service1.secret.key</name>
<value>secret-key</value>
</property>


## Alternative configuration using S3 compatibility#

Use the S3 properties for the Hive connector in the catalog file. If only one IBM Cloud Object Storage endpoint is used, then the configuration can be simplified:

hive.s3.endpoint=http://s3.eu-de.cloud-object-storage.appdomain.cloud
hive.s3.aws-access-key=access-key
hive.s3.aws-secret-key=secret-key


Use s3 protocol instead of cos for the table location:

s3://example-bucket/object/