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[ANNOUNCE] Cloudera Enterprise 5.6.0 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.6. This release introduces a pluggable storage interface to allow support and management of data on shared storage appliances instead of on traditional direct attached storage.  EMC's newly released all-flash storage appliance, the DSSD D5, has been fully tested and qualified with this release and is now supported for CDH and Cloudera Manager.


Cloudera Enterprise 5.6.0 is identical to Cloudera Enterprise 5.5.2 except for the support for shared storage as described above. If you do not need DSSD support, you do not need to upgrade if you are already using the latest 5.5.x release (currently 5.5.2).


We look forward to you trying it, using the information below:


For more information about the DSSD D5, see this Cloudera VISION Blog post by our Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson.


As always, we are happy to hear your feedback. Please send your comments and suggestions to the user group or through our community forums. You can also file bugs through our external JIRA projects on