You don't always need Apache HBase when using Apache Hive. So let's make a subpackage for that purpose
Here is a patch
Personally, I would hold off on this particular patch until we can answer a more general question of how do we want to approach these types of situation. Hive is not the only component that has some 'auxilary' dependencies – Pig is the same way, etc.
I think it would be best if we figure it out on the ML first and then can file JIRAs and provide patches accordingly.
Could you, please, start an email discussion?
After discussing it over the mailing list, it appears everyone is in agreement.
So can someone review that ticket, please?
Given that everybody has been given ample time to voice any concerns – go ahead and commit this. +1