Using Hue with Cloudera Search

Hue includes a search application that provides a customizable UI. Using Hue with Cloudera Search involves importing collections. After you import collections, you can work with them through the Hue user interface.

You can watch a recording of the Hue Search Twitter Demo at Tutorial: Search Hadoop in Hue 2.4.

Importing Collections

The following figure shows the collection import feature in Hue.

Generally, only collections should be imported. Importing cores is rarely useful because it enables querying a shard of the index. See A little about SolrCores and Collections for more information.

Search User Interface in Hue

The following figure shows the Search application integrated with the Hue user interface.

Customization UI

The following figure shows the Search customization interface provided in Hue.

Only superusers can access this view.

Hue Search Twitter Demo

The demo uses similar processes to those described in the Running Queries. The demo illustrates:

  • That only regular Solr APIs are used.
  • Faceting by fields, range, or dates, as well as sorting by time in seconds.
  • The result snippet editor and preview, function for downloading, extra css/js, labels, and field picking assist.
  • Showing multi-collections.
  • Showing highlighting of search term.
  • Showing facet ordering.
  • The auto-complete handler using /suggest.