What is the full URL you used?
With hdfs://, you need to supply a name node address.
With file://, you don't.
Contrarily, with maprfs:// you don't need an address since it is implied in
the client connection.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 6:29 PM, David Kincaid <kincaid.d...@gmail.com>
> I have an Amazon EMR cluster launched with Drill loaded. I'm trying to
> configure the dfs storage plugin to use HDFS. The docs say that I should
> simply need to change the "connection" setting from "file:///" to "hdfs://"
> in order to use HDFS on the cluster that Drill is running on. However, when
> I do this and try to run a query I get an error that says
> SYSTEM ERROR: URISyntaxException: Expected authority at index 7: hdfs://
> [Error Id: f9e6c674-4dd7-4c5d-b9a8-95b64b9dbaa3"
> Am I doing something wrong or is there an issue here?