Interactive SQL on Hadoop is now easier: New Impala and Hive Editors

Interactive SQL on Hadoop is now easier: New Impala and Hive Editors

The Impala and Hive applications have a new face! In addition to new features, their interfaces in Hue have been redesigned and re-implemented as single page apps.


  • Switching between pages is over
  • Results are asynchronously fetched
  • Results are graphed

Moreover, the table metadata are now directly accessible from the navigator tab and a smarter auto-completion.

Here is a demo of a typical query execution:

As usual feel free to comment on the hue-user list or @gethue!


  1. shivom 4 years ago

    Query: create database impalademodb;
    ERROR: AnalysisException: This Impala daemon is not ready to accept user requests. Status: Waiting for catalog update from th
    e StateStore.

    Why this type of error is raising?

    • Hue Team 4 years ago

      This is internal to Impala, it is probably syncing its list of tables metadata. You could restart it, check Impala Catalog service.

  2. juopian 3 years ago

    spark sql is more efficient than Hive, why not support Spark Sql?

    • Hue Team 3 years ago

      Because it is not always true and also more buggy (a lot of features are still missing: There is also Hive on Spark, Impala that work well. This is however open source and patches are welcome 😉

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