Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation

Issues with Metadata Extraction

Problem: Fetch Schemas fails with error “unable to instantiate HiveMetastoreClient”

The issue may occur when Hive metastore is not enabled/instantiated. Hive Metastore is the default Databricks connection catalog.


Include the ConnCatalog and ConnSchema parameters into the connection JDBC URI:

  • ConnCatalog - Specifies the catalog which contains the metadata schema.

  • ConnSchema - Specifies the schema inside the catalog in which metadata is stored.