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node-impala Build Status

Node client for Impala


$ npm install --save node-impala


See the issue before using this module.

import { createClient } from 'node-impala';

const client = createClient();

  host: '',
  port: 21000,
  resultType: 'json-array'

client.query('SELECT column_name FROM table_name')
  .then(result => console.log(result))
  .catch(err => console.error(err))
  .done(() => client.close().catch(err => console.error(err)));


Bloomery: Web UI for Impala and uses this client to execute queries.



Type: string
Default: ''

If you are connecting Thrift Server remotely, such as connecting Cloudera from your host machine instead virtual machine, it corresponds to inet address of virtual machine that you can learn using ifconfig command in terminal. Otherwise, you should leave it as its default if you are connecting from virtual machine.


Type: number
Default: 21000

Default value corresponds to Impala Daemon Frontend Port which is used to transmit commands and receive results by Beeswax.


Type: string
Default: null

Returns result of query according to the given type.

Available variables:

  • json-array returns json array
  • map maps columns to rows
  • boolean returns true if query is successful
  • null returns results of query and table schemas as an array


Type: number
Default: 1000

Timeout value for closing transport after process finished.



Creates client that uses BeeswaxService.

const client = createClient();

client.connect(props, callback)

Creates connection using given props.

client.connect({ resultType: 'boolean' })
  .then(message => console.log(message))
  .catch(error => console.error(error));


Closes the current connection.

client.close().catch((err) => console.error(err));

client.explain(sql, callback)

Gets the query plan for a query.

  .then(explanation => console.log(explanation))
  .catch(err => console.error(err));

client.getResultsMetadata(sql, callback)

Gets the result metadata.

  .then(metaData => console.log(metaData))
  .catch(err => console.error(err));

client.query(sql, callback)

Transmits SQL command and receives result via Beeswax Service asynchronously. Fetch size is fixed as 1024, namely, it returns the maximum 1024 results of a query.

  .then(results => console.log(results))
  .catch(err => console.error(err));


1.x.x and 2.x.x uses Impala chd5-2.1_5.3.0


MIT © Ömer Ufuk Efendioğlu

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