FAQ
Hello CDH, Impala and Cloudera Manager Users,

*Impala 1.1:*
We are pleased to announce the release of Cloudera Impala version: 1.1.
This release includes the following new features:

    - Sentry support:
       - Fine-grained authorization
       - Role-based authorization
    - Support for views
    - Performance improvements
       - Parquet columnar performance
       - More efficient metadata refresh for larger installations
    - Additional SQL
       - SQL-89 joins (in addition to existing SQL-92)
       - LOAD function
       - REFRESH command for JDBC/ODBC
    - Improved Hbase support:
       - Binary types
       - Caching configuration

For a full list of features and fixes please see the Release
Notes<http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera-content/cloudera-docs/Impala/latest/Cloudera-Impala-Release-Notes/Cloudera-Impala-Release-Notes.html>

*Cloudera Manager 4.6.2:*
We are also announcing the Cloudera Manager 4.6.2 release, which contains
support for Impala 1.1 and several key bug fixes. Please see the full Cloudera
Manager release
notes<http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera-content/cloudera-docs/CM4Ent/latest/Cloudera-Manager-Release-Notes/Cloudera-Manager-Release-Notes.html>.
You can finddownload
information<https://ccp.cloudera.com/display/SUPPORT/Downloads>,
installation and upgrade
documentation<http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera-content/cloudera-docs/CM4Ent/latest/Cloudera-Manager-Installation-Guide/Cloudera-Manager-Installation-Guide.html>
from
our website. If you are using Cloudera Manager to manage Impala, we
recommend upgrading Impala to 1.1 and Cloudera Manager to 4.6.2.

*To Get Started on Impala:*
For those of you who have not used Impala previously, here is how you get
started:

    - Use Cloudera Manager 4.6.2 to deploy Impala. The installation
    instructions can be found here: Installing Impala with Cloudera
Manager<http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera-content/cloudera-docs/CM4Ent/latest/Cloudera-Manager-Installation-Guide/cmig_install_impala.html>
    .
    - To deploy Impala without Cloudera Manager support, visit Cloudera's
    download page<https://ccp.cloudera.com/display/SUPPORT/Components+and+Connectors>
and
    follow the instructions in this section: Installing Impala without
    Cloudera Manager<http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera-content/cloudera-docs/Impala/latest/Installing-and-Using-Impala/ciiu_install.html>.
    Please note that you need to have CDH 4.1 or later installed on
    RHEL5.7/6.2, Centos5.7/6.2, SUSE 11 with Service Pack 1 or later, Ubuntu
    10.04/12.04, or Debian 6.03. For more information, see Cloudera Impala
    Requirements<http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera-content/cloudera-docs/Impala/latest/Installing-and-Using-Impala/ciiu_prereqs.html>
    .

*Resources:*

    - Impala FAQ<http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera-content/cloudera-docs/Impala/latest/Cloudera-Impala-Frequently-Asked-Questions/Cloudera-Impala-Frequently-Asked-Questions.html>
    - Download the Cloudera QuickStart
VM<https://ccp.cloudera.com/display/SUPPORT/Cloudera+QuickStart+VM>
which
    includes a VM of Impala. The VM includes instructions that show you the
    power of Impala.
    - E-learning course on "An Introduction To
Impala"<http://training.cloudera.com/elearning/impala/>
    - Access the Impala source code at: https://github.com/cloudera/impala.
    - Access the Impala
documentation<http://www.cloudera.com/content/support/en/documentation/cloudera-impala/cloudera-impala-documentation-v1-latest.html>
    .
    - Cloudera Manager
download<https://ccp.cloudera.com/display/SUPPORT/Cloudera+Manager+Downloads>
    .
    - Access the Cloudera Manager
documentation<http://www.cloudera.com/content/support/en/documentation/manager/cloudera-manager-v4-latest.html>
    .

*Feedback:*
If you have feedback, please continue to use the user groups and external
jiras:

    - The Impala user
group<https://groups.google.com/a/cloudera.org/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/impala-user>.
    Please use this to ask questions and provide feedback on Impala.
    - The Impala Jira <http://issues.cloudera.org/browse/IMPALA>. Impala
    feature requests and bug reports are welcome.
    - The Cloudera Manager user
group<https://groups.google.com/a/cloudera.org/forum/#!forum/scm-users>.
    Please use this to ask questions and provide feedback on Cloudera Manager.


Sincerely,

The Cloudera Team

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