Hue is a godsend for when you want to do something on hadoop (hive query, pig script, run spark etc) and you are not feeling very command line.
As with all things on AWS there seem to be many routes in but here’s my recipe for getting it up and running (I’m assuming you have an AWS account. If not get set up by following the instructions here)
I use the AWS command line interface (easy instructions for install are here) to get a cluster with hue on it up and running
At the command line I then launched a cluster
aws emr create-cluster --name "My Cluster Name" --ami-version 3.3 --log-uri s3://my.bucket/logs/ --applications Name=Hive Name=Hue Name=Pig --ec2-attributes KeyName=mykeypair --instance-type m3.xlarge --instance-count 3
Next log in to the AWS console and go to EMR > Click on your cluster > view cluster details > enable web connection and follow the instructions there.
Note the instructions for configuring the proxy management tool are incomplete. Go to here for the complete instructions.
You should then, as it says, be able to put in master-public-dns-name:8888 into your browser and log in to hue. Don’t be a fool like me and forget to actually substitute in you master-public-fns-name which can be found on your cluster details!
Here’s a video tutorial I created that shows how to get Hue up and running on AWS