Beeline( is recommended by many venders to replace Hive CLI. By default Kylin uses Hive CLI to synchronize Hive tables, create flatten intermediate tables, etc. By simple configuration changes you can set Kylin to use Beeline instead.

Edit $KYLIN_HOME/conf/ by:

  1. change kylin.hive.client=cli to kylin.hive.client=beeline
  2. add “kylin.hive.beeline.params”, this is where you can specifiy beeline commmand parameters. Like username(-n), JDBC URL(-u),etc. There’s a sample kylin.hive.beeline.params included in default, however it’s commented. You can modify the sample based on your real environment.