Amazon EMR
Amazon EMR Release Guide


Hue (Hadoop User Experience) is an open-source, web-based, graphical user interface for use with Amazon EMR and Apache Hadoop. Hue groups together several different Hadoop ecosystem projects into a configurable interface for your Amazon EMR cluster. Amazon has also added customizations specific to Hue in Amazon EMR releases. Launch your cluster using the Amazon EMR console and you can interact with Hadoop and related components on your cluster using Hue. For more information about Hue, see

Cluster administrators usually use the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI to launch and administer clusters, including a cluster with Hue installed. After a cluster launches, you might interact entirely with your Amazon EMR cluster using an application such as Hue. Hue acts as a front end for the applications, allowing you to interact with clusters using an interface that may be more familiar or user-friendly. The applications in Hue, such as the Hive and Pig editors, replace the need to log in to the cluster to run scripts interactively using each application's respective shell.

Supported and unsupported features of Hue on Amazon EMR

  • Amazon S3 and Hadoop File System (HDFS) Browser

    • With the appropriate permissions, you can browse and move data between the ephemeral HDFS storage and S3 buckets belonging to your account.

    • By default, superusers in Hue can access all files that Amazon EMR IAM roles are allowed to access. Newly created users do not automatically have permissions to access the Amazon S3 filebrowser and must have the filebrowser.s3_access permissions enabled for their group.

  • Hive—Run interactive queries on your data. This is also a useful way to prototype programmatic or batched querying.

  • Pig—Run scripts on your data or issue interactive commands.

  • Oozie—Create and monitor Oozie workflows.

  • Metastore Manager—View and manipulate the contents of the Hive metastore (import/create, drop, and so on).

  • Job browser—See the status of your submitted Hadoop jobs.

  • User management—Manage Hue user accounts and integrate LDAP users with Hue.

  • AWS Samples—There are several "ready-to-run" examples that process sample data from various AWS services using applications in Hue. When you log in to Hue, you are taken to the Hue Home application where the samples are pre-installed.

  • Livy Server is supported only in Amazon EMR version 5.9.0 and later.

  • To use the Hue Notebook for Spark, you must install Hue with Livy and Spark.

  • The Hue Dashboard is not supported.


    Hue Release Information for This Release of Amazon EMR

    Application Amazon EMR Release Label Components installed with this application

    Hue 4.0.1


    emrfs, emr-ddb, emr-goodies, emr-kinesis, hadoop-client, hadoop-hdfs-datanode, hadoop-hdfs-library, hadoop-hdfs-namenode, hadoop-kms-server, hadoop-yarn-nodemanager, hadoop-yarn-resourcemanager, hadoop-yarn-timeline-server, hue-server, mysql-server, oozie-client, oozie-server