This is the documentation for Cloudera Impala 1.4.0.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera.com.

Impala Administration

As an administrator, you monitor Impala's use of resources and take action when necessary to keep Impala running smoothly and avoid conflicts with other Hadoop components running on the same cluster. When you detect that an issue has happened or could happen in the future, you reconfigure Impala or other components such as HDFS or even the hardware of the cluster itself to resolve or avoid problems.

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As an administrator, you can expect to perform installation, upgrade, and configuration tasks for Impala on all machines in a cluster. See Installing Impala , Upgrading Impala, and Configuring Impala for details.

For additional security tasks typically performed by administrators, see Impala Security .

For a detailed example of configuring a cluster to share resources between Impala queries and MapReduce jobs, see Setting up a Multi-tenant Cluster for Impala and MapReduce