Cloudera Navigator Frequently Asked Questions
Is Cloudera Navigator a module of Cloudera Manager?
- Auditing data access and verifying access privileges - Cloudera Navigator allows administrators to configure, collect, and view audit events, to understand who accessed what data and how. Cloudera Navigator also allows administrators to generate reports that list the HDFS access permissions granted to groups.
- Searching metadata and visualizing lineage - Cloudera Navigator metadata management features allow DBAs, data modelers, business analysts, and data scientists to search for, amend the properties of, and tag data objects.
Is Cloudera Navigator included as part of Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub Edition?
Yes. Cloudera Navigator is a component ofCloudera Enterprise Data Hub Edition. Cloudera Navigator can be selected as a choice in Cloudera Enterprise Flex Edition.
Can Cloudera Navigator be purchased standalone, that is, without Cloudera Manager?
Cloudera Navigator components are managed by Cloudera Manager. Therefore, Cloudera Manager is a prerequisite for Cloudera Navigator.
What Cloudera Manager and CDH and Cloudera Impala releases does Cloudera Navigator 2.0.0 Beta 2 work with?
Is Cloudera Navigator open source or closed source?
Cloudera Navigator is a closed-source management tool that adds to the Cloudera suite of management capabilities for Hadoop.
How are Cloudera Navigator logs different from Cloudera Manager logs?
Cloudera Navigator tracks and aggregates only the accesses to the data stored in CDH services and used for audit reports and analysis. Cloudera Manager monitors and logs all the activity performed by CDH services that helps administrators maintain the health of the cluster. The target audience of these logs are different but together they provide better visibility into both the data access and system activity for an enterprise cluster.
Will Cloudera Navigator be the tool to address all compliance issues in Hadoop?
Cloudera Navigator helps with compliance by tracking and providing a central dashboard to view accesses to all data in Hive, HDFS, HBase, and Cloudera Impala. It is intended to complement existing cross-platform compliance tools by providing Hadoop-specific auditing information that can be imported into these tools.