Add an Impala connection

You can add a connection to an Impala database using ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Follow these steps:

  1. Select Connections in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Connections interface, select Add connection in the upper-right corner.

  3. In the Create Connection interface, select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the Hive Connection type, the rest of the connection properties appear.

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

    Connection name

    Name your connection.

    Connection type

    Choose the Impala connection type.


    Specify the hostname or the IP address of the Impala system.


    Specify the port associated to the Impala system.


    Select the type of Authentication being enabled.

    Kerberos realm

    Realm of the Impala host. Appears when Authentication Type is "Kerberos".

    KDC host

    Hostname or IP address of the KDC server.

    Kerberos service name

    Kerberos service principal name of the Impala server. Appears when Authentication Type is "Kerberos".

    User key tab

    Specify the path to keytab file containing the user principal’s credentials.

    User principal

    Specify the user id that will be used to connect to the Impala system. This user should have necessary privileges to access the data in the databases. For kerberos it is usually of the form <user>/<service_host>@<kerberos_realm>.+ Appears when Authentication Type is "Kerberos" or "LDAP".


    Specify the password for the User. Appears when Authentication Type is "LDAP".

    JDBC options

    Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

  5. Select Create connection.

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