Yesterday’s post gave an overview of the HUE (aka. Hadoop User Experience) project which was released in CDH3b2 and available on github. HUE is a graphical “desktop” style web application that runs in modern browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE8+) that allows users to interact with a Hadoop installation as if it were just another computer. They browse the file system, create and manage user accounts, view and edit files,
At Hadoop World NYC Cloudera announced a new product: Cloudera Desktop. Over the past several months this product has been my principal concern here at Cloudera where I’m the UI lead (actually, until about a week ago, I was the only UI developer).
If you aren’t familiar with Cloudera Desktop, you should check out this brief screencast:
In the process of working on a few things here I wanted to add some links to launch Apache Hive and the Hadoop Jobtracker. At first I considered just adding the links but I found myself wanting a button of some sort; an icon for them. I didn’t want to just use the (awesomely cute) Apache Hadoop logo elephant because these things are related to and part of Hadoop, but they aren’t Hadoop itself…