Impala query failed with error “IllegalArgumentException: Value cannot be empty”

This article explains what to do to fix the issue that when running “SHOW DATABASES” or other simply Impala queries, Impala complains “ERROR: IllegalArgumentException: Value cannot be empty”. The full stack trace showing in the Impala Daemon log as follows: This happens in a cluster with Kerberos and Sentry enabled. …

Unable to run Hive CTAS query if user has no write permission on current database

The following was what happens when user hit the issue: user has WRITE permission on database schema1 user has ONLY READ permission on database schema2 user is currently on database schema2, so the result of after running the query: user is trying to run the following query: The following error …