What's the Difference Between Cloudera Express and Cloudera Enterprise?

Features available with Cloudera Express and Cloudera Enterprise are summarized in the following table.

Feature Type Cloudera Express features Cloudera Enterprise additional features
Cluster Management
  • Unlimited number of hosts
  • Host inspector for determining CDH readiness
  • Multi-cluster management
  • Centralized view of all running commands
  • Resource management
  • Global time control for historical diagnosis
  • Cluster-wide configuration
  • Cluster-wide event management
  • Cluster-wide log search
  • Aggregate management
  • Automated deployment and readiness checks
  • Installation from local repositories
  • Rolling upgrade of CDH
Service and Configuration Management
  • Manage Accumulo, Flume, HBase, HDFS, Hive, Hue, Impala, Isilon, Kafka, Kudu, MapReduce, Oozie, Sentry, Solr, Spark, Sqoop, YARN, and ZooKeeper services
  • Manage add-on services
  • High Availability support for HDFS, Hive Metastore, Hue, Impala Llama ApplicationMaster, MapReduce JobTracker, Oozie, YARN ResourceManager
  • HBase co-processor support
  • Configuration audit trails
  • Client configuration management
  • Workflows (add, start, stop, restart, delete, and decommission services, hosts, and role instances)
  • Role groups
  • Host templates
  • Manage Key Trustee and Cloudera Navigator
  • Rolling restart of services
  • Configuration versioning and history
  • Restoring a configuration using the API
  • Kerberos authentication
  • LDAP authentication for CDH
  • Encrypted communication between Server and host Agents (TLS)
  • Sentry role-based access control
  • Password redaction
  • LDAP authentication for Cloudera Manager
  • SAML authentication
  • Data encryption with KMS
  • Cloudera Manager user roles
Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Service, host, and activity monitoring
  • Proactive health tests
  • Health history
  • Advanced filtering and charting of metrics
  • Job monitoring for MapReduce jobs, YARN applications, and Impala queries
  • Similar activity performance for MapReduce jobs
  • Support for terminating activities
Alert Management
  • Alert by email
  • User-defined triggers
  • Custom alert publish scripts
  • Alert by SNMP
Advanced Management Features  
  • Automated backup and disaster recovery
  • File browsing, searching, and disk quota management
  • HBase, MapReduce, Impala, and YARN usage reports
  • Support integration
  • Operational reports
Cloudera Navigator Data Management  
  • Metadata management and augmentation
  • Ingest policies
  • Analytics
  • Auditing
  • Lineage