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[ANNOUNCE] Cloudera Enterprise 6.0 Released

[ANNOUNCE] Cloudera Enterprise 6.0 Released

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Cloudera is proud to announce the general availability of Cloudera Enterprise 6.0, featuring a number of enhancements that improve workload performance and build on our enterprise-grade tooling and SDX (shared data experience) capabilities.  


In addition to upgrading differentiated administration and productivity tools like Cloudera Manager and Navigator, we have also updated several components of our open source core.


Cloudera Enterprise 6.0 delivers the data management foundation for your mission-critical machine learning and analytics workloads today and into the future.  Please read on for more detail on component updates and benefits:

Cloudera Manager 6.0

Cloudera Manager 6 delivers a number of major new capabilities, all of which can be leveraged with both CDH6 and CDH5 environments

  • Fine-grained administrative access controls on individual clusters allows organizations to manage more clusters, including those supporting sensitive & confidential projects, with fewer resources, and support a wider range of users, while preventing mistakes that could cause outages.
  • Automated wire encryption (TLS) setup for a wide variety of CDH components and Cloudera Manager itself drastically reduces the effort to provision & configure new clusters with secure client-server and inter-node communication channels protecting applications from man-in-the-middle attacks that could lead to a data breach.
  • Support for managing up to 2,500 nodes with a single Cloudera Manager instance, enabling customers to manage more clusters with fewer administrators and less overhead, and supporting the deployment of very large scale data management systems.


Cloudera Navigator 6.0

We are delivering a number of enhancements that collectively improve performance. Queries can now be distinguished by cluster in a multi-cluster environment. Data stewards can now include complete descriptions of objects in Navigator rather than having a word limit.


Apache Hadoop 3.0

Hadoop 3.0 brings a number of new features to Cloudera Enterprise 6.0.  Please refer to the online documentation for details on supported features.


Apache HBase 2.0

Delivers performance and stability enhancements and makes real-time operational analytics more powerful and reliable by isolating multi-tenant applications.


Apache Hive 2.1

Vectorization brings up to 80% performance improvements to analytics workloads.

Apache Kafka 1.0

Now bundled with CDH, Kafka enables customers to deploy stream processing applications at scale via new features focused on management, stability, high-availability, and security.


Apache Solr 7.0

Enhanced integrated search capabilities with nested data types and JSON facet support provides another way for enterprises to discover and understand all of their untapped unstructured data.


HUE 4.2

Our SQL workbench is enabled by default to simplify and expedite common tasks for Cloudera Data Warehouse users.


Upgrade Prerequisites
To upgrade an existing cluster to Cloudera Enterprise 6, you must have the following versions:


  • CDH 5.7 and above


  • MySQL 5.7 and above
  • MariaDB 5.5 and above
  • PostgreSQL 8.4 and above
  • Oracle 12c and above


  • Oracle JDK 1.8

Operating System

  • RHEL 6.8, 6.9
  • RHEL 7.2 and above
  • SLES 12 SP2 and above
  • Ubuntu 16 and above


The new release captures several years of hard work, innovation, and collaboration between Clouderans, our customers, and the open source community at large. We’re pleased to bring it to you today.


Download Cloudera Enterprise 6.0  

View the Cloudera Enterprise 6.0 documentation


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