When I ran self contained sql apps, such as
with *yarn cluster* mode and `hive-site.xml` correctly within `$SPARK_HOME/conf`,they failed to connect the right hive metestore for not seeing hive-site.xml in AM/Driver's classpath.
Although submitting them with `-
files/-jars local/path/to/hive-site.xml` or puting it to `$HADOOP_CONF_DIR/YARN_CONF_DIR` can make these apps works well in cluster mode as client mode, according to the official doc, see @ http://spark.apache.org/docs/latest/sql-programming-guide.html#hive-tables
> Configuration of Hive is done by placing your hive-site.xml, core-site.xml (for security configuration), and hdfs-site.xml (for HDFS configuration) file in conf/.
We may respect these configuration files too or modify the doc for hive-tables in cluster mode.