The Impala Query Details page in Cloudera Manager allows one to download the profile for a query in either text or thrift format. Is there a mechanism to visualise the contents of these downloaded profiles? Ideally I'd like to view them in exactly the same way that I see them in Cloudera Manager.
Downloading the text profile should give you the same information as you see on CM.
Alternatively you could connect to the webserver of the specific impalad that was the coordinator for the query, got to the /queries tab, click on "Details" next to the query you're interested in and see the query profile under the "Profile" tab.
/queries -> Details -> Profile
You also get a view of the query plan under the Details page.