Cloudera Unveils New Data Impact Awards Program to Honor Innovative Applications of Apache Hadoop


Call for Nominations Now Open for First Annual CDH User Awards, Recognizing Outstanding Deployments of the World's Most Widely Deployed Distribution of Apache Hadoop and Related Open Source Projects

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2013) - Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today unveiled the Data Impact Awards: a new program designed to honor innovative use cases for CDH (Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop). The awards will recognize end user organizations for exemplary deployments of CDH that are solving critical business challenges and will celebrate the innovative applications of Hadoop that are driving major advancements across industry verticals.

The Data Impact Awards, presented by Cloudera, will recognize achievements of CDH users in five categories:

  • Business Impact
  • Social Impact
  • Community Contribution(s)
  • Pervasive User Adoption
  • Integration with Existing IT

Nominations Now Open
Nominations are now open to any organization that leverages CDH in a production environment. Cloudera Connect partners and other vendor organizations are also encouraged to nominate their customers. There is no cost to enter.

How to Enter

"CDH users around the world continue to push the limits of what was previously believed to be possible with Apache Hadoop, leveraging the platform to not only solve real-world business problems, but societal challenges that touch all our lives," said Alan Saldich, vice president, Marketing, Cloudera. "The Data Impact Awards program was developed to shine a light on the people and organizations that are pioneering in their respective industries with Hadoop. We are excited to have a forum in which to recognize and celebrate these innovative users of CDH for their inspired work and share their successes with the world."

For more information about the Data Impact Awards program, or to nominate a project, visit the Cloudera website:

About Cloudera
Founded in 2008, Cloudera pioneered the business case for Hadoop with CDH, the world's most comprehensive, thoroughly tested and widely deployed 100% open source distribution of Apache Hadoop in both commercial and non-commercial environments. Now, the company is redefining data management with its Platform for Big Data, Cloudera Enterprise, empowering enterprises to Ask Bigger Questions™ and gain rich, actionable insights from all their data, to quickly and easily derive real business value that translates into competitive advantage. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and leading educator of data professionals with the broadest array of Hadoop training and certification programs, Cloudera also offers comprehensive consulting services. Over 600 partners across hardware, software and services have teamed with Cloudera to help meet organizations big data goals. With tens of thousands of nodes under management and hundreds of customers across diverse markets, Cloudera is the category leader that has set the standard for Hadoop in the enterprise.

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