Category Archives: Impala

How-to: Prepare Unstructured Data in Impala for Analysis

Categories: How-to Impala

Learn how to build an Impala table around data that comes from non-Impala, or even non-SQL, sources.

As data pipelines start to include more aspects such as NoSQL or loosely specified schemas, you might encounter situations where you have data files (particularly in Apache Parquet format) where you do not know the precise table definition. This tutorial shows how you can build an Impala table around data that comes from non-Impala or even non-SQL sources,

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How Impala Scales for Business Intelligence: New Test Results

Categories: Impala Performance

Recent Impala testing demonstrates its scalability to a large number of concurrent users. 

Impala, the open source MPP query engine designed for high-concurrency SQL over Apache Hadoop, has seen tremendous adoption across enterprises in industries such as financial services, telecom, healthcare, retail, gaming, government, and advertising. Impala has unlocked the ability to use business intelligence (BI) applications on Hadoop; these applications support critical business needs such as data discovery,

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Dynamic Progress Reports in the Impala Shell

Categories: Impala

Live updates about your query’s progress in the Impala Shell? That’s a win!

The Impala Shell is a great tool for quickly running exploratory queries, or testing new features in Impala. While Impala is pretty fast, some queries can still take several seconds or longer to complete. It’s therefore useful to be able to see how much progress the query has made and to get an idea of how long the query will take.

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Getting Started with Ibis and How to Contribute

Categories: Cloudera Labs Impala

Learn about the architecture of Ibis, the roadmaps for Ibis and Impala, and how to get started and contribute.

We created Ibis, a new Python data analysis framework now incubating in Cloudera Labs, with the goal of enabling data scientists and data engineers to be as productive working with big data as they are working with small and medium data today. In doing so, we will enable Python to become a true first-class language for Apache Hadoop,

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Ibis on Impala: Python at Scale for Data Science

Categories: Cloudera Labs Data Science Impala

This new Cloudera Labs project promises to deliver the great Python user experience and ecosystem at Hadoop scale.

Across the user community, you will find general agreement that the Apache Hadoop stack has progressed dramatically in just the past few years. For example, Search and Impala have moved Hadoop beyond batch processing, while developers are seeing significant productivity gains and additional use cases by transitioning from MapReduce to Apache Spark.

Thanks to such advances in the ecosystem,

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