We are thrilled to announce the GA release of Cloudera Enterprise 5 (comprising CDH 5.0 and Cloudera Manager 5.0).
When it became generally available 18 months ago, Cloudera Enterprise 4 was widely recognized to be more flexible, more scalable, and less expensive than traditional data management platforms; with Cloudera Enterprise 5, we can also say it is faster (HDFS caching FTW!), more functional (includes new components such as Apache Spark and Parquet), and better integrated (for example, Cloudera Impala and Cloudera Search are now both inside CDH). Furthermore, in an impressive demonstration of ecosystem growth, 100 Cloudera partners invested technical resources to certify on Cloudera Enterprise 5 before its release.
Cloudera Enterprise contains many new components and features, with the major ones listed below. (See CDH 5 Release Notes and Cloudera Manager 5 Release Notes for full details.) Thanks to everyone who participated in the beta process to help make this release as good as it could be!
In the case of existing clusters, Cloudera fully supports upgrades from Cloudera Manager 4.x and CDH 4.x to Cloudera Enterprise 5. If you were a participant in the beta, we recommend that you start with a new cluster with Cloudera Enterprise 5. If you have a particular need to upgrade a cluster running Cloudera Enterprise 5 Beta or CDH 5 Beta to Cloudera Enterprise 5, customers can contact Cloudera Support for further instructions. If you are not a customer, please ask for assistance on the Cloudera Manager forum.
Please note that Cloudera Manager 5.0 does not support CDH 5.0 Beta 1 or Beta 2.