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Release 5.1




Supported Hortonworks Distributions

For the following release, the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta® platform supports the following Hortonworks versions. 

  • Hortonworks 2.6.x
  • Hortonworks 2.5.x

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



  • Update Date: February 27, 2018
  • The Designer Cloud Powered by 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 Designer Cloud Powered by 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: After the Alteryx software has been installed, additional configuration is required for integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform. See Configure for Hortonworks.

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

Deployment System

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

Running Environment


Photon on Alteryx Server


Platform Security

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

Supported. See Set up for a Kerberos-enabled Hadoop cluster.

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

Hive PublishingSupported. See Configure for Hive.
Redshift Publishing

File Formats

See Supported File Formats.


Hadoop Connectivity

The Designer Cloud Powered by 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/ Hive Server 2
Profiling Environment
HDFS Reader
HDFS Writer
Profiling on SparkSupported.Supported.

External Connectivity

Storage Platform
HDFS Reader
HDFS Writer
Storage Platform
Amazon S3 Reader
Amazon S3 Writer
Spark ProfilingSupported.Not supported.


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