This is the documentation for CDH 5.1.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

CDH Version and Packaging Information

For CDH 5 installation instructions, see CDH 5 Installation. For CDH 4 installation instructions, see CDH 4 Installation.

If you are using a platform that is not supported by Debian, RPM, or SUSE packages, you can download the patched sources – see the Patched Tarball links for the version you want.

CDH is available in the following releases:

  • CDH 5 is the current stable release of CDH, based on Apache Hadoop 2.3.0 or later. For information on the exact version of Apache Hadoop that is included in each CDH 5 release, see CDH Packaging and Tarball Information.
  • CDH 4 is the previous stable, production-quality release series, based on Apache Hadoop 2.0.
  • CDH 3 is a retired release series. No further updates are planned for this series.
      Important: CDH 3 has reached End of Maintenance (EOM) as of June 20th, 2013. Cloudera will not support or provide patches for any of the CDH 3 releases.
  • CDH 2 is a retired release series. No further updates are planned for this series.
  • CDH 1 is a retired release series. No further updates are planned for this series.