Since we are still on CDH 5.5.2, can I just use your custom version? Phoenix is one of the reasons that we are blocked from upgrading to CDH 5.7.1. Thus, CDH 5.7.1 is only on our test cluster. One of our developers wants to try out the Phoenix Spark plugin. Did you try it out in yours too? Does it work if you did?


On Jun 9, 2016, at 7:47 PM, Andrew Purtell <> wrote:

>  is cloudera's hbase 1.2.0-cdh5.7.0 that different from apache HBase 1.2.0?


As is the Cloudera HBase in 5.6, 5.5, 5.4, ... quite different from Apache HBase in coprocessor and RPC internal extension APIs. 

We have made some ports of Apache Phoenix releases to CDH here: 

It's a personal project of mine, not something supported by the community. Sounds like I should look at what to do with CDH 5.6 and 5.7. 

On Jun 9, 2016, at 7:37 PM, Benjamin Kim <> wrote:

This interests me too. I asked Cloudera in their community forums a while back but got no answer on this. I hope they don’t leave us out in the cold. I tried building it too before with the instructions here I could get it to build, but I couldn’t get it to work using the Phoenix installation instructions. For some reason, dropping the server jar into CDH 5.7.0 HBase lib directory didn’t change things. HBase seemed not to use it. Now that this is out, I’ll give it another try hoping that there is a way. If anyone has any leads to help, please let me know.


On Jun 9, 2016, at 6:39 PM, Josh Elser <> wrote:


Apache Phoenix goes through a lot of work to provide multiple versions of Phoenix for various versions of Apache HBase (0.98, 1.1, and 1.2 presently). The builds for each of these branches are tested against those specific versions of HBase, so I doubt that there are issues between Apache Phoenix and the corresponding version of Apache HBase.

In general, I believe older versions of Phoenix clients can work against newer versions of Phoenix running in HBase; but, of course, you'd be much better off using equivalent versions on both client and server.

If you are having issues running Apache Phoenix over vendor-creations of HBase, I would encourage you to reach out on said-vendor's support channels.

- Josh

Koert Kuipers wrote:
hello all,

i decided i wanted to give phoenix a try on our cdh 5.7.0 cluster. so i
download phoenix, see that the master is already for hbase 1.2.0, change
the hbase version to 1.2.0-cdh5.7.0, and tell maven to run tests make
the package, expecting not much trouble.

but i was wrong... plenty of compilation errors, and some serious
incompatibilities (tetra?).

yikes. what happened? why is it so hard to compile for a distro's hbase?
i do this all the time for vendor-specific hadoop versions without
issues. is cloudera's hbase 1.2.0-cdh5.7.0 that different from apache
hbase 1.2.0?

assuming i get the phoenix-server working for hbase 1.2.0-cdh5.7.0, how
sensitive is the phoenix-client to the hbase version? can i at least
assume all the pain is in the phoenix-server and i can ship a generic
phoenix-client with my software that works on all clusters with the same
phoenix-server version installed?

thanks! best, koert