AWS Glue is used to provide a different ways to populate metadata for the AWS Glue Data Catalog. Glue crawler scans various data stores owned by you that automatically infers schema and the partition structure and then populate the Glue Data Catalog with the corresponding table definition. You can schedule crawlers to run periodically such that the metadata is always up-to-date with the underlying data stored. Also, you can add and also update the table details manually by using AWS Glue Console or also by calling the API. Hence, if you already have a prominent and stable Apache Hive Metastore, you can use it to perform a bulk import of the metadata into the AWS Glue Data Catalog by using the functionality of import script.