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Supported Cloudera Distributions

NOTE: By default, Cloudera may be installed with Java JDK 1.7 or earlier. If so, you must upgrade each node in the cluster to Java JDK 1.8. For more information, see

For this release, the Trifacta® platform supports the following Cloudera versions. 

NOTE: Cloudera 6.0 and later requires use of native Hadoop libraries from the cluster. See Configure for Spark.

  • Cloudera 6.2.x (Release 6.0.1 and later)

  • Cloudera 6.1.x (Release 6.0.1 and later)

  • Cloudera 6.0.x (recommended)

    NOTE: Spark 2.4 is not supported on Cloudera 6.0. Please use Spark 2.2. See Configure for Spark.

  • Cloudera 5.16.x (Release 6.0.1 and later)
  • Cloudera 5.15.x
  • Cloudera 5.14.x (recommended)

    NOTE: Cloudera 5.13.x and Cloudera 5.12.x are no longer supported. For best results, please upgrade your Hadoop distribution.


  • Update Date: March 21, 2019
  • The Trifacta platform supports all variants of patch or point releases (X.Y.* and X.Y.*.* releases) through the Hadoop vendor's backwards compatibility policy.
  • For individual versions of Hadoop components (such as HDFS, Spark, and Hive), the Trifacta platform supports the component version that is bundled with the vendor's package for the supported Hadoop distribution.
  • For more information on how to set up your Hadoop distribution, please consult the documentation provided with your distribution or contact your distribution vendor.

Supported Deployments

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all items listed below are supported across all Hadoop distribution versions listed above. Unlisted items are not supported. Please contact Trifacta Support or your sales representative for items not listed here.

Deployment System

Physical On Premise MachinesSupported.
VMWare / VXServerSupported.
Amazon EC2Supported.

Running Environment


Trifacta Photon


Platform Security

HDFS File PermissionsSupported.
HDFS PrivilegesSupported through Sentry.
Hive PrivilegesSupported through Sentry.
Kerberos-Enabled Hadoop ClusterSupported. See Configure for Kerberos Integration.
Secure User Impersonation

Supported. See Configure for Secure Impersonation.

High Availability

Name Node, Resource Manager, HttpFSSupported. See Enable Integration with Cluster High Availability.

Metadata Publishing

Cloudera Navigator

Not supported.

Hive PublishingSupported. See Configure for Hive.
Redshift Publishing


See Run Job Page.

See Publishing Dialog.

Supported File Formats

See Supported File Formats.


Hadoop Connectivity

The Trifacta platform supports connectivity for execution to the following Hadoop environments for this vendor's distributions. Connectivity exceptions are listed below:

Running EnvironmentHDFS ReaderHDFS WriterHive Reader w/ HiveServer2
Profiling EnvironmentHDFS ReaderHDFS Writer
Profiling on SparkSupported.Supported.

External Connectivity

Storage PlatformHDFS ReaderHDFS Writer
S3 Supported.Supported. 
Storage PlatformAmazon S3 ReaderAmazon S3 Writer
Spark ProfilingSupported.Supported.


  • none.

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