Core concepts The following concepts are key to understanding the Management Console service and CDP in general: EnvironmentsIn CDP, an environment is a logical subset of your cloud provider account including a specific virtual network. You can register as many environments as you require.CredentialsA credential allows CDP to authenticate with your cloud provider account and obtain authorization to provision cloud provider resources on your behalf.Data LakesIn CDP, a Data Lake is a service for creating a protective ring of security and governance around your data, whether the data is stored in cloud object storage or HDFS.Shared resourcesCDP allows you to manage and reuse certain resources across environments. Classic clustersClassic clusters are on-prem Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) or CDP Data Center (CDP-DC) clusters registered in CDP.Data Hub clustersData Hub clusters, powered by Cloudera Runtime, can be created and managed from the Management Console.Data Warehouse clustersData Warehouse clusters (or Data warehouses) can be created from the Management Console and accessed by end users (data analysts) from the Data Warehouse service.Machine Learning workspacesMachine Learning workspaces (ML workspaces) can be created from the Management Console and accessed by end users (data scientists) from the Machine Learning service. TagsWhen you create an environment or other resources shared across your cloud provider account, CDP automatically adds default tags to the Cloudera-created resources in your cloud provider account. You can also define additional custom tags that CDP applies to the cluster-related resources in your account.