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[ANNOUNCE] Cloudera Enterprise 6 Beta Released

[ANNOUNCE] Cloudera Enterprise 6 Beta Released

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Cloudera is proud to announce the beta availability of Cloudera Enterprise 6. The new release includes a large number of important upgrades to our open source core components as well as improvements to our unique innovations. We believe Cloudera Enterprise 6 will make your experience more productive and efficient. Please read on to learn about the new features that make Cloudera Enterprise 6 a must-have release.


Customer Benefits

  • Gain better insights from structured and unstructured data with Solr 7 integrated search. The vast majority of the data being created is unstructured and tapping that data has been cumbersome. Furthermore, fitting that data into the existing structured data paradigm has required a normalization process that is time-consuming. Solr 7 provides both a deeper level of analysis and opens up the unstructured data universe to traditional BI tools through a SQL interface. For Cloudera Enterprise 6.0 we support the new JSON Facet Module and Nested Documents, while other new query interfaces are aiming for the 6.x roadmap.
  • Realize machine learning and analytics performance gains thanks to Hive vectorization and the addition of custom hardware profiles for intensive workloads. YARN custom hardware profiles allow for the scheduling of jobs on specialized hardware (i.e. GPUs) where performance gains can be between 5x to 10x for use cases like deep learning. Hive vectorization brings a 20%-80% performance boost.
  • Increase the efficiency of cluster administration and protect access to sensitive data and infrastructure with fully automated wire encryption (TLS) and fine-grained, per-cluster access controls for users of Cloudera Manager, enabling administrators to provision secure, multi-cluster deployments of up to 2,500 nodes in minutes with minimal management overhead.

Major Components with Significant Changes in Cloudera Enterprise 6.0

  • SDX
    • Cloudera Manager 6.0
    • Cloudera Director 6.0
    • Cloudera Navigator 6.0
    • Cloudera Navigator Key Trustee 6.0
    • Apache Sentry 2.0
    • Apache Kafka 1.0
  • Analytics and Machine Learning Workloads
    • Apache Solr 7.0
    • Apache Spark 2.2
  • Core Platform
    • Apache Hadoop 3.0
    • Apache Hive 2.1
    • Apache HBase 2.0
    • Apache Oozie 5.0
    • Apache Avro 1.8
    • Apache Parquet 1.9

Upgrade Prerequisites


If you are going to upgrade an existing cluster to Cloudera Enterprise 6, there are some prerequisites detailed below.



  • 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 Systems

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


IMPORTANT NOTES:  Upgrades from Cloudera Enterprise 6 beta to future Cloudera Enterprise 6 GA will not be possible.  Cloudera Enterprise 6 betas are not covered by Cloudera Support subscriptions. Assistance for beta users is obtained via our Cloudera community portal.


You can download Cloudera Enterprise 6 - Beta here.

We believe Cloudera Enterprise 6 is a major leap forward in functionality and enterprise quality and we hope you enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any feedback.