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

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

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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, an 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:



Apache License, Version 2.0

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