Create a flexible data exploration environment on top of Hadoop.
Looker for Cloudera leverages the Impala engine to bring the analytics app to the data, enabling sophisticated near-real time analysis within a CDH environment — without the complexity and delays associated with moving data or having to transform it ahead of time. Looker becomes the front end to the enterprise data hub, providing true push-down analytics and unlocking the value of data.
This paper describes what you can do when you use Looker on your data in Impala.
- Simplify or eliminate ETL / intermediate storage
- Define schemas on the fly
- Operate fully in-database for interactive analytics
- Combine transaction, event, and machine data into one single source of truth