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Hive Metastore Overview

Okera uses a Hive metastore (HMS) to store the catalog information that contains information such as table registrations, partitions and more. The HMS data is stored on the configured database server. By default, Okera creates everything necessary by itself on the database server.

However, if you already have an existing HMS stored on an existing database server, you can configure Okera to it. See Connecting to an Existing Hive Metastore.