CDH3 update 5 is now available

Categories: Avro CDH Community Flume General Hadoop HBase HDFS Hive MapReduce Oozie Pig Sqoop ZooKeeper

We are happy to announce the general availability of CDH3 update 5. This update is a maintenance release of CDH3 platform and provides a considerable amount of bug-fixes and stability enhancements. Alongside these fixes, we have also included a few new features, most notable of which are the following:

  • Apache Flume 1.2.0 – Provides a durable file channel and many more features over the previous release.
  • Hive AvroSerDe – Replaces the Haivvreo SerDe and provides robust support for Avro data format.
  • WebHDFS – A full read/write REST API to HDFS.

For more details on new features, please see New Features in CDH3. Refer to the CDH3 Quick Start Guide or CDH3 Installation Guide for more information on how to install this update release.

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