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Outdated release! Latest docs are Release 8.7: Supported Deployment Scenarios for Hortonworks



Supported Hortonworks Distributions

For the following release, the Trifacta® platform supports the following Hortonworks versions.

NOTE: Hortonworks 3.0 and later requires use of native Hadoop libraries.

  • Hortonworks 3.1.x

    NOTE: Spark 2.4 is not supported on Hortonworks 3.1. Please use Spark 2.3.

  • Hortonworks 3.0.x

    NOTE: Spark 2.4 is not supported on Hortonworks 3.0. Please use Spark 2.3.

  • Hortonworks 2.6.x

NOTE: Hortonworks 2.4.x and Hortonworks 2.5.x are no longer supported. For best results, please upgrade your Hadoop distribution.



  • Update Date: July 29, 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: The Trifacta platform software must be installed on a Ambari/Hadoop client of the Hortonworks cluster. For more information, see System Requirements in the Planning Guide.


NOTE: After the Trifacta software has been installed, additional configuration is required for integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all items listed below are supported across all 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.

NOTE: Deployment to an Amazon EC2 is supported. See Supported Deployment Scenarios for AWS.

Running Environment


Trifacta Photon


Platform Security

HDFS File PermissionsSupported.
HDFS PrivilegesSupported through Ranger.
Hive PrivilegesSupported through Ranger.
Kerberos-Enabled Hadoop Cluster


Secure User Impersonation


High Availability

Name Node, Resource Manager, HttpFSSupported.

Metadata Publishing

Hive PublishingSupported.
Redshift Publishing


File Formats

See Supported File Formats in the User Guide.


Hadoop Connectivity

The Trifacta platform supports connectivity for execution to the following Hadoop environments for this vendor's distributions.


Running Environment
HDFS Reader
HDFS Writer
Hive Reader w/ HiveServer2
Profiling Environment
HDFS Reader
HDFS 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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