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18 May 2021

Installing Hue Slack App in 3 Simple Steps!

Ever wondered about having a SQL Assistant which can help you to collaborate better with other SQL users in your team? That too in Slack itself!? This Slack Integration for Hue can fit those shoes for assisting you with your SQL queries in your Slack channels. Easy to use and now even easy to install for Slack workspace admins in just 3 simple steps! Kudos to Slack for recently rolling out its App Manifest beta feature for Slack Apps!…

2 minutes read - Version 4.10

23 April 2021

Provide your users proper S3 file access without giving them any credential keys

Using AWS S3 Signed URLs to list buckets, keys and manage files. SQL querying opens up your data and helps users take decisions backed by hard facts. However, what if the data they need is not present already in the Data Warehouse? In order to provide a more self service experience, they could bring their own data to query or join, then export and share the query results files etc.…

4 minutes read - Version 4.10 / Development

19 April 2021

Distribute your container App as a Package

Create and publish a Helm chart of your Kubernetes application. Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes and makes it simple to publish your app so that people can install it in three lines. For example with the Hue SQL Editor: helm repo add gethue helm repo update helm install hue gethue/hue 3-step process of packaging In the Helm world, chart is synonym of the traditional packages or modules of the Python or JavaScript world.…

2 minutes read - Version 4.10 / Development

09 April 2021

Collaborate on your SQL queries and results directly within Slack!

Introducing the Slack integration for Hue SQL Editor The Hue project which is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year is based on these three principles: Query. Explore. Share. The ‘Share’ principle got its last improvement with the introduction of Public Links and Gist Sharing for better collaboration. Following that path, it is time for the next improvement ;) What could be better than improving the collaboration by using one of the best communication platforms present - Slack!…

3 minutes read - Version 4.10

05 April 2021

Interactively Querying HBase via SQL - Tech Talk

Grow your user base able to leverage data stored in HBase via SQL queries with Apache Phoenix and the Hue Web SQL Editor. April 1st 2021 (not a joke ;) we did a tech talk (nicely organized by the Apache Phoenix project) on the underlying technology enabling SQL queries on Apache HBase tables. See the slides: Executing Phoenix queries in Hue SQL Editor For people not familiar with HBase, imagine a giant big table specialized in storing and updating in real time any type of records.…

2 minutes read - Version 4.10 / Phoenix

09 March 2021

Process & Learnings when upgrading the Webserver Stack - Django Upgrade (1.11 to 3.1)

The Hue project was started around 10 years back. In the meantime some of our technologies were getting old or deprecated, hence we need to upgrade them for the bright future of HUE. So In this, the Django upgrade was one of the most important ones. We were using Django 1.11 before this upgrade, for which extended support was ended in April 2020. Goal Hue running with Django 3.1 (latest) while still being able to compile/run with 1.…

4 minutes read - Version 4.10 / Development

06 March 2021

Performing Web/API Service upgrades without Downtime

By leveraging Kubernetes rollouts. This is a series of post describing how the Hue Query Service is being built. Automation well done frees-up from repetitive manual tasks while also documenting the process: team members get more productive at working at adding value instead and keep the momentum. Now, how to update automatically the refresh of the project websites without any downtime and manual steps. as well as (and not to forget jp.…

3 minutes read - Version 4.10 / Development

04 March 2021

Introducing Vue 3 & Web Components in Hue Query Editor

The Hue project has a longevity of more than 10 years. Over these years some of the technologies we use have become rather old fashioned. So while discussing the improvements to be made in Hue, upgrading UI technology was among the top. Hue uses a combination of Mako and Knockout JS libraries to create all the UI magic. As newer libraries bring more productivity at this point, we decided to start a hunt for the latest best.…

8 minutes read - Version 4.10 / Development

02 February 2021

Hue 4.9 and its new SQL dialects and components are out!

Hi Data Explorers, The Hue Team is glad to thanks all the contributors and release Hue 4.9!  This release brings all these improvements on top of 4.8. 4.9 brings several improvements on top of the previous release. Several blog posts already detailed some of them, but here is a general summary. First, the support of many SQL dialects has been improved, with in particular Apache Phoenix, Dask SQL, Apache Flink SQL.…

2 minutes read - Version 4.9 / Release

10 January 2021

SQL Querying a log stream and outputting Calculations to another stream

Initially published on Log analysis tutorial from an Apache Kafka data stream via Flink SQL, ksqlDB & Hue Editor. Real time queries on streams on data is a modern way to perform powerful analyses as demoed in the previous post. This time we will see a more personalized scenario by querying our own logs generated in the Web Query Editor. First, thank you to the community for all the improvements on the open source projects mentioned below, with in particular Flink Version 1.…

3 minutes read - Tutorial / Version 4.9 / Flink SQL / ksqlDB

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