DBoutputformat is used for writing output of mapreduce jobs to the database and when used with db2 jdbc drivers it fails with following error
com.ibm.db2.jcc.am.SqlSyntaxErrorException: DB2 SQL Error: SQLCODE=-104, SQLSTATE=42601, SQLERRMC=;;,COUNT) VALUES (?,?);END-OF-STATEMENT, DRIVER=4.16.53 at com.ibm.db2.jcc.am.fd.a(fd.java:739) at com.ibm.db2.jcc.am.fd.a(fd.java:60) at com.ibm.db2.jcc.am.fd.a(fd.java:127)
In DBOutputFormat class there is constructQuery method that generates "INSERT INTO" statement with semicolon(";") at the end.
Semicolon is ANSI SQL-92 standard character for a statement terminator but this feature is disabled(OFF) as a default settings in IBM DB2.
Although by using -t we can turn it ON for db2. (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_9.7.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.cmd.doc/doc/r0010410.html?cp=SSEPGG_9.7.0%2F3-6-2-0-2). But there are some products that already built on top of this default setting (OFF) so by turning ON this feature make them error prone.