Cloudera Enterprise 5 Beta is Now Available for Download

We are pleased to announce the beta release of Cloudera Enterprise 5 (CDH 5 and Cloudera Manager 5). This release has both Cloudera Impala and Cloudera Search integrated into CDH. It also includes many new features and updated component versions including the ones below:

  • Apache Hadoop
    • Rebase on Hadoop 2.2 GA
  • HDFS
    • HDFS Snapshots
    • HDFS Caching Preview
  • MR
    • MR2 is production ready
    • MR2 Management by Cloudera Manager
    • MR1 and MR2 are both supported
  • Resource Management/YARN
    • Ability to run MR and Impala with resource sharing
    • Resource Management High Availability
  • Cloudera Manager
    • Platform coverage/support for CDH 5
    • Resource/Workload management
    • Extensibility support for Partner applications
    • Advanced Impala monitoring
  • Apache HBase
    • Significant reductions to Mean time to Recovery (MTTR)
    • Rebase on HBase 0.95.2+
  • Impala
    • Language extensibility with native UDFs and UDAF plus support for existing Hive UDFs
    • Automatic and coordinated metadata refresh
    • Preview of YARN-integrated resource management
    • Support for HDFS caching
  • Apache Hive
    • Rebase to Hive 0.11 plus most of Hive 0.12
    • Hive Support for MR2
  • Cloudera Search
    • Support for CDH 5 (MR1, MR2, HBase 0.95.2)
  • Back-up and Disaster Recovery (BDR)
    • HDFS Snapshots
    • HBase Snapshots
    • Support for MR2
    • Global replication page
  • Apache Oozie
    • Oozie HA
    • Rebase on Oozie 4.0
  • Hue
    • Sqoop App
    • ZooKeeper App
    • Hue 3.0
  • Apache Mahout
    • Rebase on 0.8

As part of the open beta, we encourage the community to try it out. Here is how you can get started:

Once you get started, we encourage you to provide feedback. We have the following mechanisms set up to do this:

We look forward to hearing about your experiences of Cloudera Enterprise 5 beta.

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