Supported Hortonworks Distributions

For the following release, the supports the following Hortonworks versions.

NOTE: Hortonworks 3.0 and later requires use of native Hadoop libraries. See Configure for Spark.

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



Supported Deployments

NOTE: The software must be installed on a Ambari/Hadoop client of the Hortonworks cluster. For more information, see System Requirements.


NOTE: After the 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 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



Platform Security

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

Supported. 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

Hive PublishingSupported. See Configure for Hive.
Redshift Publishing


See Run Job Page.

See Publishing Dialog.

File Formats

See Supported File Formats.


Hadoop Connectivity

The 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.