Starting the Hive Console

  Note: The Hive Console is not needed if you are using BeeLine with HiveServer2.

To start the Hive console:

$ hive
hive>

To confirm that Hive is working, issue the show tables; command to list the Hive tables; be sure to use a semi-colon after the command:

hive> show tables;
OK
Time taken: 10.345 seconds