Cloudera is proud to announce that Cloudera Enterprise 5.10 is now generally available (GA). The highlights of this release include the GA of the new columnar storage engine Apache Kudu, improved cloud performance and cost-optimizations, and cloud-native data governance for Amazon S3.
As usual, there are also a number of quality enhancements and bug fixes (learn more about our multi-dimensional hardening/QA process) and other improvements across the stack. Here is a partial list of what’s included (see the Release Notes for a full list):
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.
Encryption is a key security feature in Cloudera-powered enterprise data hubs (EDHs). This post explains some best practices for deployment of Cloudera Navigator Encrypt for that purpose.
For those unfamiliar with the product, Cloudera Navigator Encrypt provides scalable, high-performance encryption for critical Apache Hadoop data. It utilizes industry-standard AES-256 encryption and provides a transparent layer between the application and filesystem. Cloudera Navigator Encrypt also includes process-based access controls, allowing authorized processes to access encrypted data while simultaneously preventing admins or super-users like root from accessing data that they don’t need to see.
Cloudera Enterprise 5.7 is now generally available (comprising CDH 5.7, Cloudera Manager 5.7, and Cloudera Navigator 2.6).
Cloudera is excited to announce the general availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.7! Main highlights of this release include production-ready Hive-on-Spark functionality, which will help users accelerate their use of Apache Spark as a data processing standard; 4x performance gains for Apache Impala (incubating); easier cluster configuration and utilization reporting; and end-to-end encryption for Apache Spark data.
Cloudera Enterprise 5.5 improves the life of the admin through a deeper integration between HUE and Cloudera Manager, as well as a rebase on HUE 3.9.
Cloudera Enterprise 5.5 contains a number of improvements related to HUE (the open source GUI that makes Apache Hadoop easier to use), including easier setup for HUE HA, built-in activity monitoring for improved stability, and better security and reporting via Cloudera Navigator and Apache Sentry (incubating).