Author Archives: Justin Kestelyn

New Apache Phoenix 4.5.2 Package from Cloudera Labs

Categories: Cloudera Labs HBase

A new Cloudera Labs package for Apache Phoenix 4.5.2 (which includes Apache Spark integration) is now available for CDH 5.4.x.

Earlier this year, Cloudera announced the inclusion of Apache Phoenix in Cloudera Labs.

To recap: Phoenix adds SQL to Apache HBase, the native, highly distributed data store for Apache Hadoop. Phoenix aims to ease HBase access by supporting SQL syntax and allowing inputs and outputs using standard JDBC APIs instead of HBase’s Java client APIs.

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New in Cloudera Enterprise 5.5: Support for Complex Types in Impala

Categories: Impala Parquet

The new support for complex types in Impala makes running analytic workloads considerably simpler.

Impala 2.3 (shipping starting in Cloudera Enterprise 5.5) contains support for querying complex types in Apache Parquet tables, specifically ARRAY, MAP, and STRUCTs. This capability enables users to query against naturally nested data sets without having to perform ETL to flatten them. This feature provides a few major benefits, including:

  • It removes additional ETL and data modeling work to flatten data sets.

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Introducing Cloudera Navigator Optimizer: For Optimal SQL Workload Efficiency on Apache Hadoop

Categories: Impala Performance

Cloudera Navigator Optimizer, a new (beta) component of Cloudera Enterprise, helps optimize inefficient query workloads for best results on Apache Hadoop.

With the proliferation of Apache Hadoop deployments, more and more customers are looking to reduce operational overheads in their enterprise data warehouse (EDW) installations by exploiting low-cost, highly scalable, open source SQL-on-Hadoop frameworks such as Impala and Apache Hive. Processing portions of SQL workloads better suited to Hadoop on these frameworks,

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Cloudera Enterprise 5.5 is Now Generally Available

Categories: CDH Cloudera Manager

Cloudera Enterprise 5.5 (comprising CDH 5.5, Cloudera Manager 5.5, and Cloudera Navigator 2.4) has been released.

Cloudera is excited to bring you news of Cloudera Enterprise 5.5. Our persistent emphasis on quality is especially pronounced in this release, with more than 500 issues identified and triaged during its development.

A highlight of this release is the inclusion of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer (available in limited beta for select Cloudera Enterprise customers;

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