Interfaces

Cloudera Altus provides a web user interface and a command line interface to the Altus services. The Altus console is the web user interface that provides a visual way to administer Altus users and environments and to create clusters and run jobs. The command line interface allows you to perform the same tasks on the command line.

You can perform many of the Altus tasks using the Altus console. For tasks that are not available on the console, you can use the command line interface or the Altus SDK for Java. You can also use the Cloudera Altus SDK for Java to programmatically access the Altus Data Engineering service and manage environments and clusters and run jobs from your application.

Altus Console

You can use the Altus console to administer Altus users and environments, create clusters, and run jobs.

If you are an Altus administrator, you can perform all tasks on the Altus console. If you are not an administrator, the role and environment assigned to you determine the areas of the console that you can access.

To access the Altus console, go to the following URL: https://console.altus.cloudera.com/

Side Navigation Panel

The Altus console has a side navigation panel with links to the following pages on the console:
Home
Home is the main page for the Altus console. When you log in to the Altus console, the Home page is the first page you view.

The Home page provides links to the services that you have access to and tasks that you can perform on the Altus console.

The What's New section lists the latest features added to Altus. You can also download the latest version of the Altus client.

IAM
Requires Altus administrator privilege.

The Users page displays the list of Altus users. You can view information about a user, update the roles assigned to the user, or generate an access key for the user.

Environments
Requires Altus administrator privilege.

On the Environment page, you can create an Altus environment using the environment quickstart or wizard. You can clone or delete an environment or assign an environment to a user.

Clusters
The Clusters page displays the list of all the data engineering clusters in your Altus account. You can filter the list of clusters by environment, type, and status. You can create, clone, or delete a cluster.
Jobs
The Jobs page displays the list of all the data engineering jobs in your Altus account. You can filter the list of jobs by environment, type, status, and the cluster on which the jobs run.

You can submit a job to run on an existing cluster or a new cluster.

Beta Services
When you select Beta Services, you can get information and request access to Altus services that are in Beta release.

My Account Page

You can view information about your Altus account in the My Account page. To get to the My Account page, click your user name and select My Account.

If you are an Altus administrator, you can change the roles and resources assigned to you. You can also delete or deactivate the access keys that you have created. Deactivate a key if you do not want a user to be able to use the key to access Altus. You can reactivate a key at any time.

If you are not an administrator, you can view your user account information and your access keys.

Altus Client

Altus provides a command-line interface (CLI) through a Python client. If you are an Altus administrator, you can use the CLI to perform all tasks in Altus. If you are not an administrator, the role and environment assigned to you determine the commands that you can run.

For more information about setting up the CLI, see Cloudera Altus Client Setup.

Altus SDK for Java

Altus provides the Cloudera Altus SDK for Java that you can use to connect to the Altus Data Engineering service and create and manage clusters and run jobs from your Java application.

For more information about using the Cloudera Altus SDK for Java, see Using the Altus SDK for Java.