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Cloudera, the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced a significant milestone in the Cloudera Connect™ Partner Program, signing its 250th partner since the program commenced in August 2011. Membership in the Cloudera Connect Partner Program continues to grow rapidly across a broad range of independent hardware vendors (IHVs), independent software vendors (ISVs), technology companies, OEMs, VARs, systems integrators (SIs), services partners and training partners from the Unites States and worldwide. It is the largest and fastest growing Big Data ecosystem and is focused on both accelerating the building of new applications on the Apache Hadoop platform and promoting mainstream adoption of Cloudera’s solutions built on the Hadoop stack.
“Big Data will require a big ecosystem to make its way into the enterprise,” said Tony Baer, principal analyst at Ovum. “Enterprises demand a marketplace of tools, skills and services to take advantage of Hadoop. Cloudera is leveraging its early jumpstart in the Hadoop market with an effective partnering program that is showing true results.”
The Cloudera Connect partner program comprises an expansive ecosystem of Big Data in the development, sale, deployment and marketing of commercial solutions built on Cloudera’s Hadoop technology. A landmark for the industry, the Cloudera Connect Partner Program offers valuable content and resources such as Cloudera’s Apache Hadoop knowledge base, developer tools, technical support and training programs, as well as critical sales and marketing resources to accelerate solution integration with Cloudera’s technology. The program offers three multi-tiered partnership tracks – Certified Technology Partner, Authorized Reseller and Authorized Service Provider – each designed to speed the development and adoption of Apache Hadoop-based solutions.
“We are thrilled to welcome the 250th Cloudera Connect Partner to our industry leading program. Our vision for this program is to unite, educate and support a rich ecosystem of technology vendors, resellers and service providers to enable the development and adoption of business applications for Apache Hadoop,” said Tim Stevens, Vice President of Business and Corporate Development for Cloudera. “We’re enthusiastic about the wide adoption of Cloudera’s solutions in the marketplace and we look forward to ongoing collaboration with our partners and continued growth of this important Big Data ecosystem.
Cloudera Connect Partner Program: Benefits of Membership
To learn more about the Cloudera Connect Partner Program or its members, visit http://www.cloudera.com/partners/connect/.
The Cloudera Connect Partner Program represents the industry’s largest ecosystem of Hadoop-based solutions and suppliers and offers companies unprecedented access to a broad set of technical and business resources, including:
•Industry’s First Certification Program for Apache Hadoop: Cloudera’s self-certification suite is the first of its kind, enabling vendors to test and validate hardware and software for supportable operation within an Apache Hadoop cluster. Cloudera Certified Technologies have been validated to use supported APIs and to comply with current development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.
•Partner Portal: Helps partners go from “zero to Hadoop” in minutes. Members receive access to valuable resources, including Cloudera’s Apache Hadoop knowledge base, free technical training resources and access to all Cloudera-issued sales enablement tools and marketing collateral.
•Partner Solution Spotlight: Provides a multimedia showcase of Apache Hadoop-based offerings from vendors across the ecosystem, making it easy for prospective customers to identify relevant solutions.
•Technical and Sales Resources: Online training, seminars, engineering support and more.
•Cloudera Training Discounts: Partner organizations receive significant discounts on Cloudera University Hadoop training and certification programs.
•Marketing Support: Access to marketing collateral, presentation materials and structured brand-use privileges help increase visibility, validation and value with publicity and joint marketing opportunities.
•Lead Registration Program: A structured program designed to build a relationship of mutual profitability for partners who resell Cloudera solutions.
"Tableau's partnership with Cloudera enables us to stay on the forefront of Hadoop developments and Big Data analytics," said Dan Jewett, Vice President of Product Management at Tableau Software. "The Cloudera Connector for Tableau has allowed our users to easily expand the volume of datasets they manipulate and extract valuable insights from data no matter how big or complex."
Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) is available to download for free at www.cloudera.com/downloads) and is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. www.cloudera.com