Hue 4.1 is out!

Hue 4.1 is out!

Hi Big Data Explorers,


The Hue Team is glad to thanks all the contributors and release Hue 4.1! hue-logo (copy)

The focus of this release was to keep making progress on the modernization and simplification of the Hue 4 UI without introducing any major feature. The SQL editor is smarter and the ground for better speed and visualizations was prepared (coming in the next release). This release is more of a “quality/transition”  with 900 commits and 250+ bug fixes! Go grab the tarball and give it a spin!


Here is a list of the main improvements. For all the changes, check out the release notes and for a quick try open-up


Quality release

SQL improvements

  • Stability
  • Risk alert fix suggestions


  • Kerberos Mutual Auth issue fixed


Impala stability investigations

SQL Parser update 100% of Impala grammar, 90% Hive.

Links available in record explorer

Variables can now have default values


Query optimization recommendations

Risk alerts and popular values improvements: suggestions on how to fix the alerts

Auto upload of DDL

Speed, more obvious, top right

Universal Search

Top search UX

Simplification, follow-up on Search and Tagging

Listing of Hue documents is enriched with Tables data via Navigator

Sentry HA

Support for out of the box support of Apache Sentry HA

Sentry is used in:

  • Sentry / Security App (SQL, Solr)
  • Applying Table privileges in Navigator searches and NavOpt popular values
  • Future showing of DROP/CREATE actions availability in UI

Mutual Authentication

Kerberos related HUE-7127

When calls from different Threads to services on the same hosts

Solr Collection Browser

UI/UX revamp

Integrated with Importer Wizard

Preparing scalable Morphline indexer integration


Home can be set as starred app

Easier sharing directly via the Editor or Dashboard



As usual thank you to all the project contributors and for sending feedback and participating on the hue-user list or @gethue!

p.s.: in case the Dropbox link doesn’t work on the network you are currently in, here’s a mirror of the release.



  1. Andrus 1 year ago

    the tarball download link seems to be exactly the same as for version 4.0. 1. Is this the right link/file?

    • Author
      Hue Team 1 year ago

      Sorry, the links are fixed now!

      • Prasanth 1 year ago

        Hi Hue Team,

        Could you share the tarball other than DROPBOX , please ?


  2. Krishna 1 year ago

    Is it possible to run both Hue 4.1 along with Cloudera Hue with CDH 5.8 or earlier version..?

    • Author
      Hue Team 1 year ago

      APIs with Hadoop services should be pretty compatible since 5.4, but this is not really tested.

  3. David 1 year ago

    Impressive enhancements, thanks! Can a HUE 4.1 be pointed to an existing HUE3 database (a copy of) or a migration is needed?

    • Author
      Hue Team 1 year ago

      Some DB migrations might be needed, depending on how old is your Hue 3 even if none were added recently:

      ./build/env/bin/hue migrate

  4. eric 1 year ago


    In the download file is no setup.exe? -> How to install -> Do you have an installation Guide for Win10?


    • Author
      Hue Team 1 year ago

      Unfortunately Windows is not a supported platform, but you can install it on a Virtual Machine running Linux for instance

  5. Bruno 1 year ago

    Has anyone tried installing on a Raspberry pi 3 ? I’ve been trying but no luck so far.

  6. TJ 8 months ago

    download link dosen`t work

  7. Rama 2 months ago

    Does version Hue 4.1 have dashboard capability where we can visualize the data?

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