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Start by downloading the most recent stable release of Hive from one of the Apache download mirrors (see Hive Releases).

Next you need to unpack the tarball. This will result in the creation of a subdirectory named hive-x.y.z (where x.y.z is the release number):


To configure a database other than Derby for the Hive metastore, see Hive Metastore Administration.

Next Step: Configuring Hive.