Cloudera Enterprise 5.11 is Now Available
Cloudera is pleased to announce that Cloudera Enterprise 5.11 is now generally available (GA). The highlights of this release include lineage support for Apache Spark, Apache Kudu security integration, embedded data discovery for self-service BI, and new cloud capabilities for Microsoft ADLS and Amazon S3.
As usual, there are also a number of quality enhancements, bug fixes, and other improvements across the stack. Here is a partial list of what’s included (see the Release Notes for a full list):
- Core Platform and Cloud
- Amazon S3 Consistency: S3Guard ensures that operations on Amazon S3 are immediately visible to other clients,
Cloudera Enterprise 5.9 includes the latest release of Hue (3.11), the web UI that makes Apache Hadoop easier to use.
As part of Cloudera’s continuing investments in user experience and productivity, Cloudera Enterprise 5.9 includes a new release of Hue. Hue continues its focus on SQL and also now makes your interaction with the Cloud easier (Amazon S3 specifically in this first version). We’ll provide a summary of the main improvements in the following part of this blog post.
Now there’s an even quicker “QuickStart” option for getting hands-on with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and Cloudera’s platform: a new Docker image.
You might already be familiar with Cloudera’s popular QuickStart VM, a virtual image containing our distributed data processing platform. Originally intended as a demo environment, the QuickStart VM quickly evolved over time into quite a useful general-purpose environment for developers, customers, and partners. Today,
Starting in Cloudera Enterprise 5.5, Cloudera Navigator offers interactive visual analytics that help answer important questions about the data that’s in your CDH clusters.
The new analytics system in Cloudera Navigator shows the distribution of data along various metadata dimensions and supports interactive filtering and grouping with a simple point-and-click interface. This new functionality a great complement to Cloudera Navigator’s search capabilities and is integrated with Navigator’s policy engine, so you can easily understand the impact of data management policies before applying them to your data.
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.