Cloudera Hue - A soft Introduction

This Hue Tutorial will describe features of Cloudera Hue. Hue is a set of web applications that enable you to interact with a CDH cluster. Hue applications let you browse HDFS and work with Hive and Cloudera Impala queries, MapReduce jobs, and Oozie workflows. Cloudera Hue is a handy tool for the windows based use, as it provides a good UI with the help of which we can interact with Hadoop and its sub-projects. We can manage users, jobs, Hive, HBase, Impala tables, Oozie workflow, Sqoop, Yarn, etc.
Cloudera Hue
Cloudera Hue is a web based UI for Hadoop. It was started as Cloudera Desktop later named to hue. Hue provides the following features:
  • Beeswax
  • File Browser
  • Job Designer
  • Job Browser
  • User Admin
  • Beeswax is basically Hive UI
  • It Provides following features: Create Hive tables; Load data; Run and Manage Hive queries and Download results in Excel format
File Browser:
  • It is basically browser for distributed file system
  • It Provides following features: Browse HDFS; Change permissions and ownership; upload, download, view and edit files
Job Designer:
We can design MapReduce jobs, which can be templates that prompt for parameters when they are submitted.
  1. Streaming: To create Map/Reduce functions in any non-Java language
  2. Jars: To create Map/Reduce job in java language
  3. Install samples: To run samples which are already installed
Job Browser:
  • Job Browser provides all the information about jobs submitted like their state(run/complete/fail), user, submission time, completion time, etc.
  • It provides following features: View jobs; Tasks; Counters; Logs, etc.
  • This feature is quite similar to job tracker UI given by Hadoop
User Admin:
  • Account management for HUE users
  • Create and delete users, and update their passwords and e-mail addresses.
In the latest version of Hue connection with following products has been added:
  • Oozie
  • Impala
  • HBase
  • Sqoop
  • Yarn