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What are the recommended ways to connect Tableau to a Cloudera CDH cluster?

What are the recommended ways to connect Tableau to a Cloudera CDH cluster?

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Hi Experts:

 

It seems that the Spark Thrift Server is not officially supported in Cloudera CDH. How do people use Tableau to do visualization with data stored in a Cloudera CDH cluster? Thank you!

 

Can you recommend any other visualization tools? 

 

 

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Re: What are the recommended ways to connect Tableau to a Cloudera CDH cluster?

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In a typical CDH setup, Tableau would connect through either Hive or Impala. The former is suited more fore recurring reports, while the latter is more suitable for interactive data exploration. CDH is compatible with other visualization tools (e.g. through JDBC and ODBC drivers)

 

Here's the documentation for setting up connection to Impala from Tableau: 

https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/examples_impala.htm

 

And here's the documentation for connect to Hive from Tableau:

https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/examples_hadoop.htm

 

Hope this helps and is an acceptable solution for your use case.

 

 

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