Base Engine Image Security

The base engine image is a Docker image that contains all the building blocks needed to launch a Cloudera Data Science Workbench session and run a workload.

It consists of kernels for Python, R, and Scala, and some common third-party libraries and packages that can be used to run common data analytics operations. Additionally, to provide a flexible, collaborative environment, data science teams can install their own preferred data science packages, just as they would on their local computers, to run workloads on data in the associated Hadoop cluster.

This base image itself is built and shipped along with Cloudera Data Science Workbench. Cloudera Data Science Workbench strives to ship a base engine image free from security vulnerabilities. Our engine images are regularly scanned for potential security vulnerabilities and we have been incorporating the recommendations from these scans into the product. For organizations that require more control over the contents of the engines used by Cloudera Data Science Workbench users, we recommend building your own customized engine images.