Manage the Cloudera Search Connector

Composer supports Cloudera Search version 4.10 - 7.4.

Before you can establish a connection from Composer to Cloudera Search storage, a connector server needs to be installed and configured. See Manage Connectors and Connector Servers for general instructions and Connect to Cloudera Search for details specific to the Cloudera Search connector.

After the connector has been set up, you can create data source configurations that specify the necessary connection information and identify the data you want to use. See Manage Data Source Configurations for more information. After data sources are configured, they can be used to create dashboards and visuals from your data. See Create Dashboards.

Composer Feature Support

Cloudera Search connector support for specific Composer features is shown in the following table.

Key: P - Supported; O - Not Supported; N/A - not applicable

Feature Supported?
Admin-Defined Functions O
Box Plots O
Custom SQL Queries N/A
Derived Fields (Row-Level Expressions) O
Distinct Counts P
Fast Distinct Values P
Group By Multiple Fields O
Group By Time O
Group By UNIX Time O
Histogram Floating Point Values O
Histograms O
Kerberos Authentication P
Last Value O
Live Mode and Playback P
Multivalued Fields P
Nested Fields O
Partitions N/A
Pushdown Joins for Fusion Data Sources O
Schemas N/A
Text Search P
User Delegation P
Wild Card Filters P
Wild Card Filters, Case-Insensitive Mode O
Wild Card Filters, Case-Sensitive Mode O

In addition, Cloudera Search supports the Request Handler field on the Tables/Indices tab of the data source configuration. You can use this box at the top of the Field table on the Tables/Indices tab to specify a request handler plug-in that defines the logic used when executing a search request.

Connect to Cloudera Search

When establishing a connection to a new Cloudera Search server, you need to provide the following:

  • The connection name
  • The Base URL