Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Developer Guide (API Version 2009-03-31)
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Tutorial: Launching and Querying Impala Clusters on Amazon EMR

This tutorial demonstrates how you can perform interactive queries with Impala on Amazon EMR. The instructions in this tutorial include how to:

  • Sign up for Amazon EMR

  • Launch a cluster with Impala installed

  • Connect to the cluster using SSH

  • Generate a test data set

  • Create and Impala tables and populate them with data

  • Perform interactive queries on Impala tables

In addition to the console used in this tutorial, Amazon EMR provides a command-line client, a REST-like API set, and several SDKs that you can use to launch and manage clusters. For more information about these interfaces, see What Tools are Available for Amazon EMR?.