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[ANNOUNCE] Cloudera Enterprise 5.13 is Now Available


[ANNOUNCE] Cloudera Enterprise 5.13 is Now Available

Cloudera Employee

Cloudera is pleased to announce that Cloudera Enterprise 5.13 is now generally available (GA).


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
    • SDX Cloud Reference Architecture: Cloudera Enterprise now makes it possible for data management teams to provide a Shared Data Experience to disparate workloads running in the cloud. Key SDX capabilities include:
      • Shared Data Catalog provides a unified data catalog experience for multi-cluster environments running in the cloud (with or without Cloudera Director) by sharing a common Apache Hive Metastore.
      • Shared Security provides a unified authorization experience for multi-cluster environments running in the cloud (with or without Cloudera Director) by sharing a single instance of Apache Sentry.
      • Shared Governance provides a unified governance and lineage experience for multi-cluster environments running in the cloud (currently only without Director) or for shared Altus Data Engineering environments.
    • Sentry Architecture Updates: Cloudera Enterprise now provides a more scalable and highly available (HA) architecture for enforcing fine-grained security policies via Apache Sentry, alongside other related HA services such as Hive Metastore (HMS).
    • Automated Wire Encryption for Cloud: Cloudera Director now makes it easy to secure Cloudera deployments running in the cloud by automating setup of wire encryption throughout the cluster.
    • Updated OpenStack Reference Architecture: Cloudera Enterprise now supports OpenStack environments with Network Block Storage through Ceph, making it much easier to provision and manage storage for cluster nodes.
  • Data Science & Engineering
    • Simplified Administration: Cloudera Manager now makes it easy to administer Cloudera Data Science Workbench deployments by providing centralized installation, management, monitoring, diagnostic, and usage reporting capabilities.
    • Enhanced Permission Controls: Cloudera Data Science Workbench now makes it easier for administrators to enforce security policies by providing granular console sharing permissions.
    • Apache Kudu Integration: Cloudera Data Science Workbench now makes it easy to access data stored in Apache Kudu.
  • Operational DB
    • Kudu Spark Integration: Apache Kudu now provides support for Spark 2.2 and for long-lived Spark applications via token renewal.
    • General Kudu Updates: Apache Kudu is now fully integrated into CDH instead of being distributed via a separate parcel. Additionally, this release also includes a number of reliability, storage density, command line interface, and web UI improvements.
  • Analytic DB
    • Improved Hive Performance: Apache Hive now provides faster and more cost-efficient batch processing by adding support for dynamic partition pruning in Hive-on-Spark.
    • Enhanced Kudu Security Controls: Apache Impala now provides administrators full Sentry fine-grained controls to enforce column-level security policy for tables backed in Kudu.


The full contents of this release include:

  • Cloudera Enterprise 5.13 (comprising CDH 5.13, Cloudera Manager 5.13, and Cloudera Navigator 2.12)
  • Cloudera Director 2.6
  • Cloudera Data Science Workbench 1.2 (coming soon)
  • Cloudera Distribution of Kafka (CDK) 3.0


Over the next few weeks, we’ll publish blog posts that cover some of these features in detail. In the meantime you can access the following links for additional information:

As always, we value your feedback; please provide any comments and suggestions through our community forums. You can also file bugs via

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