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Support statement for Analyzer on Impala

These are the minimum requirements for Analyzer to work with Impala:

  • Pentaho 7.1 or later
  • Impala 1.3.x or later
  • Recommend using Parquet compressed file format for tables in Impala
  • Make sure that the JDBC driver is dropped into the Pentaho Server and Schema Workbench directories
  • Turn off connection pooling in Pentaho Server.
  • In Mondrian schemas, divide dimension tables with high cardinality into several levels
NoteAs with any data source, the performance of Pentaho Analyzer on Impala will be dependent upon the data shape, Impala’s configuration, and the types of queries. See the best practice, "Pentaho Analyzer with Impala as a Data Source" located at: or download the PDF.

There are some compiled Mondrian automated test suite results for Analyzer on Impala with OEM Simba, as well as the community Apache Hive driver: