Python Client for Dataproc Metastore

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Dataproc Metastore: is a fully managed, highly available, autoscaled, autohealing, OSS-native metastore service that greatly simplifies technical metadata management. Dataproc Metastore service is based on Apache Hive metastore and serves as a critical component towards enterprise data lakes.

Quick Start

In order to use this library, you first need to go through the following steps:

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.

  2. Enable billing for your project.

  3. Enable the Dataproc Metastore.

  4. Setup Authentication.


Install this library in a virtual environment using venv. venv is a tool that creates isolated Python environments. These isolated environments can have separate versions of Python packages, which allows you to isolate one project’s dependencies from the dependencies of other projects.

With venv, it’s possible to install this library without needing system install permissions, and without clashing with the installed system dependencies.

Code samples and snippets

Code samples and snippets live in the samples/ folder.

Supported Python Versions

Our client libraries are compatible with all current active and maintenance versions of Python.

Python >= 3.7

Unsupported Python Versions

Python <= 3.6

If you are using an end-of-life version of Python, we recommend that you update as soon as possible to an actively supported version.


python3 -m venv <your-env>
source <your-env>/bin/activate
pip install google-cloud-dataproc-metastore


py -m venv <your-env>
pip install google-cloud-dataproc-metastore

Next Steps