Using Hive Live Long and Process (LLAP) - Amazon EMR
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Using Hive Live Long and Process (LLAP)

Amazon EMR 6.0.0 supports the Live Long and Process (LLAP) functionality for Hive. LLAP uses persistent daemons with intelligent in-memory caching to improve query performance compared to the previous default Tez container execution mode.

The Hive LLAP daemons are managed and run as a YARN Service. Since a YARN service can be considered a long-running YARN application, some of your cluster resources are dedicated to Hive LLAP and cannot be used for other workloads. For more information, see LLAP and YARN Service API.

Enable Hive LLAP on Amazon EMR

To enable Hive LLAP on Amazon EMR, supply the following configuration when you launch a cluster.

[ { "Classification": "hive", "Properties": { "hive.llap.enabled": "true" } } ]

For more information, see Configuring applications.

By default, Amazon EMR allocates about 60 percent of cluster YARN resources to Hive LLAP daemons. You can configure the percentage of cluster YARN resource allocated to Hive LLAP and the number of task and core nodes to be considered for the Hive LLAP allocation.

For example, the following configuration starts Hive LLAP with three daemons on three task or core nodes and allocates 40 percent of the three core or task nodes' YARN resource to the Hive LLAP daemons.

[ { "Classification": "hive", "Properties": { "hive.llap.enabled": "true", "hive.llap.percent-allocation": "0.4", "hive.llap.num-instances": "3" } } ]

You can use the following hive-site configurations in the classification API to override default LLAP resource settings.

Property Description
hive.llap.daemon.yarn.container.mb Total LLAP daemon container size (in MB)

The total memory used by executors in the LLAP daemon container (in MB)

Cache size for LLAP Input/Output


Number of executors per LLAP daemon

Start Hive LLAP on your cluster manually

All dependencies and configurations used by LLAP are packaged into the LLAP tar archive as part of cluster startup. If LLAP is enabled using "hive.llap.enabled": "true", we recommend that you use Amazon EMR reconfiguration to make configuration changes to LLAP.

Otherwise, for any manual changes to hive-site.xml, you must rebuild the LLAP tar archive by using the hive --service llap command, as the following example demonstrates.

# Define how many resources you want to allocate to Hive LLAP LLAP_INSTANCES=<how many llap daemons to run on cluster> LLAP_SIZE=<total container size per llap daemon> LLAP_EXECUTORS=<number of executors per daemon> LLAP_XMX=<Memory used by executors> LLAP_CACHE=<Max cache size for IO allocator> yarn app -enableFastLaunch hive --service llap \ --instances $LLAP_INSTANCES \ --size ${LLAP_SIZE}m \ --executors $LLAP_EXECUTORS \ --xmx ${LLAP_XMX}m \ --cache ${LLAP_CACHE}m \ --name llap0 \ --auxhbase=false \ --startImmediately

Check Hive LLAP status

Use the following command to check the status of Hive LLAP through Hive.

hive --service llapstatus

Use the following command to check the status of Hive LLAP using YARN.

yarn app -status (name-of-llap-service) # example: yarn app -status llap0 | jq

Start or stop Hive LLAP

Since Hive LLAP runs as a persistent YARN service, you stop or restart the YARN service to stop or restart Hive LLAP. The following commands demonstrate this.

yarn app -stop llap0 yarn app -start llap0

Resize the number of Hive LLAP daemons

Use the following command to reduce the number of LLAP instances.

yarn app -flex llap0 -component llap -1

For more information, see Flex a component of a service.