Type: New Feature
Affects Version/s: 3.0.0
Fix Version/s: None
According to the Hive SerDe Docs, there are some extra steps involved in getting the JSON SerDe to work:
ROW FORMAT SERDE
STORED AS TEXTFILE
In some distributions, a reference to hive-hcatalog-core.jar is required.
ADD JAR /usr/lib/hive-hcatalog/lib/hive-hcatalog-core.jar;
I would like to propose that we move this SerDe into first-class status:
STORED AS JSONFILE
The user should have to perform no additional steps to use this SerDe.