Author Archives: Justin Kestelyn

Cloudera Enterprise 5.8 is Now Available

Categories: CDH Cloudera Manager Hadoop

Cloudera Enterprise 5.8 is now generally available (comprising CDH 5.8, Cloudera Manager 5.8, and Cloudera Navigator 2.7). 

Cloudera is excited to announce the general availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.8! Main highlights of this release include Impala read/write support on Amazon S3, a redesigned SQL query editor GUI, the expansion of role-based access control functionality to Cloudera Search, and the GA of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer to facilitate and optimize workload migrations.

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Cloudera Navigator Optimizer Graduates from Beta, is Now Generally Available

Categories: Cloud Cloudera Navigator Hadoop

This new release includes, among other things, support for “slicing and dicing” workloads by user/application/report, workload breakdown by similar queries, and alerts for Apache Hive and Apache Impala (incubating) best practices.

Cloudera Navigator Optimizer enables database architects and database administrators (DBAs) to gain in-depth understanding of their SQL workloads running in data warehouse environments or on Apache Hadoop. Navigator Optimizer makes planning offload projects more predictable by assessing risk and reducing development costs.

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New in Cloudera Manager 5.7: Cluster Templates

Categories: Cloudera Manager Ops and DevOps

The new cluster templates feature in Cloudera Manager 5.7 makes creating clusters faster and easier.

Often, after an Apache Hadoop cluster has been configured correctly, its admin will want to replicate the configuration in one or more clusters—whether for promoting a dev or staging cluster to production, or setting up a new production cluster with the same configuration as an existing one.

For Cloudera customers, until recently the process for replicating cluster configurations was manual and error-prone.

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Building a Data Science Portfolio: Storytelling with Data (Part 2: Data Exploration)

Categories: Data Science Guest

The following post (Part 2 of two parts) by Vik Paruchuri, founder of data science learning platform Dataquest, offers some detailed and instructive insight about data science workflow (regardless of the tech stack involved, but in this case, using Python). We re-publish it here for your convenience.

Before we dive into exploring the data [see Part 1 for steps relating to data preparation], we’ll want to set the context,

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What’s New in Cloudera Director 2.1?

Categories: CDH Cloud Cloudera Manager Hadoop

This new release contains, among other things, support for usage-based billing, deployments to Microsoft Azure, and deployments across providers or regions.

Cloudera Director is a manifestation of Cloudera’s commitment to provide a simple and reliable way to deploy, scale, and manage Apache Hadoop in the cloud of your choice. Cloudera Director enables you to deploy production-ready clusters for big data applications and successfully run workloads in the cloud. With Cloudera Director 2.1,

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