Using Impala with BI tools

Following are recommendations for using BI tools with Impala that give you the best performance.

By: Manish Maheshwari, Data Architect and Data Scientist at Cloudera, Inc.

  • Always enable LDAP authentication for BI tools to conveniently connect to Impala rather than using Kerberos authentication.
  • Use caching on BI tools to serve results from the same query to multiple users.