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Let’s Big Data. Hue is an open source Web interface for analyzing data with Apache Hadoop.
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Welcome to the repository for Hue

Hue is an open source Web interface for analyzing data with any Apache Hadoop:


It features:

  • SQL Editors for Hive, Impala, MySql, PostGres, Sqlite and Oracle
  • Dynamic search dashboards for Solr
  • Spark Notebooks
  • Browsers for YARN, HDFS, Hive table Metastore, HBase, ZooKeeper
  • Pig Editor, Sqoop2, Oozie workflows Editors and Dashboards
  • Wizards to import data into Hadoop

On top of that, a SDK is available for creating new apps integrated with Hadoop.

More user and developer documentation is available at

Getting Started

To build and get the development server running:

$ git clone
$ cd hue
$ make apps
$ build/env/bin/hue runserver

Now Hue should be running on http://localhost:8000 !

The configuration in development mode is desktop/conf/pseudo-distributed.ini.

Note: to start the production server (but lose the automatic reloading after source modification):

$ build/env/bin/supervisor

To run the tests:

Install the mini cluster (only once):
$ ./tools/jenkins/ slow

Run all the tests:
$ build/env/bin/hue test all

Or just some parts of the tests, e.g.:
$ build/env/bin/hue test specific impala
$ build/env/bin/hue test specific impala.tests:TestMockedImpala
$ build/env/bin/hue test specific impala.tests:TestMockedImpala.test_basic_flow

Development Prerequisites

You'll need these library development packages and tools installed on your system:

  • ant
  • gcc
  • g++
  • libkrb5-dev
  • libmysqlclient-dev
  • libssl-dev
  • libsasl2-dev
  • libsasl2-modules-gssapi-mit
  • libsqlite3-dev
  • libtidy-0.99-0 (for unit tests only)
  • libxml2-dev
  • libxslt-dev
  • make
  • mvn (from maven package or maven3 tarball)
  • openldap-dev / libldap2-dev
  • python-dev
  • python-setuptools
  • libgmp3-dev
  • ant
  • asciidoc
  • cyrus-sasl-devel
  • cyrus-sasl-gssapi
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++
  • krb5-devel
  • libtidy (for unit tests only)
  • libxml2-devel
  • libxslt-devel
  • make
  • mvn (from maven package or maven3 tarball)
  • mysql
  • mysql-devel
  • openldap-devel
  • python-devel
  • sqlite-devel
  • openssl-devel (for version 7+)
  • gmp-devel
  • Xcode command line tools

  • Oracle's JDK 1.7+

  • maven (Homebrew)

  • mysql (Homebrew)

  • gmp (Homebrew)

  • openssl (Homebrew)
    • Required for Mac OS X 10.11+ (El Capitan), after brew install openssl, run: export LDFLAGS=-L/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib && export CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/opt/openssl/include

File Layout

The Hue "framework" is in desktop/core/ and contains the Web components. desktop/libs/ is the API for talking to various Hadoop services. The installable apps live in apps/. Please place third-party dependencies in the app's ext-py/ directory.

The typical directory structure for inside an application includes:

for Python/Django code
for configuration (.ini) files to be installed
for static HTML/js resources and help doc
for data to be put through a template engine
for localizations in multiple languages

For the URLs within your application, you should make your own which will be automatically rooted at /yourappname/ in the global namespace. See apps/about/src/about/ for an example.

Main Stack

Hue would not be possible without:



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