As a member of Cloudera’s Partner Engineering team, I evaluate hardware and cloud computing platforms offered by commercial partners who want to certify their products for use with Cloudera software. One of my primary goals is to make sure that these platforms provide a stable and well-performing base upon which our products will run, a state of operation that a wide variety of customers performing an even wider variety of tasks can appreciate.
This new guide steps you through the process of configuring that platform to manage client connections to Impala for HA in business-critical BI applications.
For production deployments of Apache Impala (incubating), using a load-balancing proxy server has several advantages:
- Applications connect to a single well-known host and port, rather than keeping track of the hosts where the impalad daemon is running.
- If any host running the impalad daemon becomes unavailable,