Database guidelines

Review the best practices and Cloudera's recommendations for databases for your clusters during your planning phase.

Cloudera Manager and runtime services come packaged with an embedded PostgreSQL database for use in non-production environments. The embedded PostgreSQL database is not supported in production environments. For production environments, you must configure your cluster to use dedicated external databases. For more information on compatibility and special considerations, see Database Requirements.

Use UTF8 encoding for all custom databases.