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Announcing: CDH 4.5, Cloudera Manager 4.8, Cloudera Impala 1.2.1, and Cloudera Search 1.1

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Announcing: CDH 4.5, Cloudera Manager 4.8, Cloudera Impala 1.2.1, and Cloudera Search 1.1

Master Collaborator

Dear CDH, Cloudera Manager, Cloudera Impala, and Cloudera Search users,

 

We are pleased to announce the general availability of CDH 4.5, Cloudera Manager 4.8, Cloudera Impala 1.2.1, and Cloudera Search 1.1. Details on each release are below.


Please note that if you use Impala and plan to upgrade to either Cloudera Manager 4.8 or Impala 1.2.1, you should plan on upgrading to both versions together as they have a mutual dependency.

 

CDH 4.5
This is an update to the CDH 4 platform and provides a considerable amount of bug-fixes and stability enhancements. Along with these fixes, we have also included some new features, most notable of which are:

  • Hive - ability for clients to securely and more easily authenticate with their username and password
  • Hive - improved security for the metastore with metastore authentication
  • Hue - secure fine-grained, Sentry authorization for end-users of Hue with Impala
  • Parquet 1.x integrated into CDH 4.5 and ready for use across MapReduce, Pig, Impala, Hive

For more details on new features, see New Features in CDH 4Refer to the CDH 4 Quick Start Guide or the CDH 4 Installation Guide for more information on how to install this update release.

 

As always, we are happy to hear your feedback. Please send your comments and suggestions to cdh-user@cloudera.org or through our new community forums. You can also file bugs through the Distro project on issues.cloudera.org.

 

Cloudera Manager 4.8
Cloudera Manager 4.8 is an update to Cloudera Manager 4 and has a number of bug-fixes and usability improvements. In addition to that, we have also introduced some new features, such as:

  • SSO/SAML Support
  • Support for Impala 1.2.1 and Search 1.1
  • Support for Impala Catalog Server

Note that Cloudera Manager 4.8 only supports Impala 1.2.1 or later. If you plan to upgrade Cloudera Manager to 4.8, you should also upgrade Impala to 1.2.1.

 

For more details, see the release notesAll of the Cloudera Manager documentation can be found here.

 

You can download this latest Cloudera Manager here or you can upgrade from an existing installation of Cloudera Manager. Installation and upgrade documentation can be found here.

 

As always, we are happy to hear your feedback. Please send your comments and suggestions to scm-user@cloudera.org or through our community forums.


Cloudera Impala 1.2.1

Cloudera Impala 1.2.1 provides significant enhancements including a number of the most requested features:

  • UDFs and UDAFs for extensibility
  • Automatic metadata refresh for Impala created metadata and centralized refresh for external data
  • Secure fine-grained, Sentry authorization for end-users of Hue with Impala
  • Additional SQL support (Create table as select, table properties)

Note that Impala 1.2.1 does not work with Cloudera Manager 4.7 or earlier. If your environment is managed by Cloudera Manager, you should upgrade to Impala 1.2.1 and Cloudera Manager 4.8 together.

 

For more details on new features, please see New Features in Impala. See the Installing and Using Cloudera Impala guide here.

 

As always, we are happy to hear your feedback. Please send your comments and suggestions to impala-user@cloudera.org or through our community forums. You can also file bugs on in the Impala project at issues.cloudera.org.


Cloudera Search 1.1.0

Cloudera Search 1.1.0 is the first release following the GA release in September 2013. This release adds major security enhancements, bugs fixes, and features such as:

  • Index level authorization via Apache (incubating) Sentry
  • HBase batch indexer tool
  • Support for authenticated access to the Lily HBase Indexer
  • Search 1.1.0 requires CDH4.5

For more details on new features, please see New Features in Cloudera Search Version 1.1.0For access to the Cloudera Search Documentation, click here.


As always, we are happy to hear your feedback. Please send your comments and suggestions to search-user@cloudera.org or through our community forums. You can also file a bug using the Search component in the Distro project on issues.cloudera.org.