RJDBC java.lang.OutOfMemoryError

You might see the below error while making jdbc connections from R programs.

java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

If you face java heap size exceptions in RJDBC connections like above, simply increase the JAVA heap size from your R program. Sample snippet is given below.

options(java.parameters = "-Xmx8048m")


options(java.parameters = "-Xmx8g")

Hope this helps you.


Simple Hive JDBC Client

Here I am explaining a sample hive jdbc client. With this we can fire hive queries from java programs. The only thing is that we need to start the hive server. By default, hive server listens at port 10000. The sample program is given below. The program is self explanatory and you can rewrite it to execute any type of hive queries. For this program you need the mysql-connector jar in the classpath.

import java.sql.SQLException;
import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.ResultSet;
import java.sql.Statement;
import java.sql.DriverManager;

   * @author
   * Amal G Jose

public class HiveJdbc
  private static String driver = "org.apache.hadoop.hive.jdbc.HiveDriver";

   * @param args
   * @throws SQLException
  public static void main(String[] args) throws SQLException {
      try {
    } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {

    Connection connect = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:hive://:10000/default", "", "");
    Statement state = connect.createStatement();
    String tableName = "test";
    state.executeQuery("drop table " + tableName);
    ResultSet res = state.executeQuery("create table " + tableName + " (key int, value string)");
   // Query to show tables
    String show = "show tables";
    System.out.println("Running: " + show);
    res = state.executeQuery(show);
    if ( {

    // Query to describe table
    String describe = "describe " + tableName;
    System.out.println("Running: " + describe);
    res = state.executeQuery(describe);
    while ( {
      System.out.println(res.getString(1) + "\t" + res.getString(2));