To activate Impala if it is installed but not yet started:
- Set any necessary configuration options for the Impala services. See Modifying Impala Startup Options for details.
- Start one instance of the Impala statestore. The statestore helps Impala to distribute work efficiently, and to continue running in the event of availability problems for other Impala nodes. If the statestore becomes unavailable, Impala continues to function.
- Start one instance of the Impala catalog service.
- Start the main Impala daemon services.
Once Impala is running, you can conduct interactive experiments using the instructions in Impala Tutorials and try Using the Impala Shell (impala-shell Command).
Starting Impala from the Command Line
To start the Impala state store and Impala from the command line or a script, you can either use the
service command or you can start the daemons directly through the
statestored, and catalogd executables.
Start the Impala statestore and then start
impalad instances. You can modify the values
the service initialization scripts use when starting the statestore and Impala by editing
Start the statestore service using a command similar to the following:
$ sudo service impala-state-store start
Start the catalog service using a command similar to the following:
$ sudo service impala-catalog start
Start the Impala daemon services using a command similar to the following:
$ sudo service impala-server start
In Impala 2.5 and higher, Impala UDFs and UDAs written in C++ are
persisted in the metastore database. Java UDFs are also persisted, if they were created
with the new
CREATE FUNCTION syntax for Java UDFs, where the Java
function argument and return types are omitted. Java-based UDFs created with the old
CREATE FUNCTION syntax do not persist across restarts because they are
held in the memory of the catalogd daemon. Until you re-create such
Java UDFs using the new
CREATE FUNCTION syntax, you must reload those
Java-based UDFs by running the original
CREATE FUNCTION statements
again each time you restart the catalogd daemon. Prior to
Impala 2.5 the requirement to reload functions after a restart
applied to both C++ and Java functions.