Cloudera Selected by AlwaysOn as a OnDemand Top 100 Winner

Mar/23/2011

Recognized for creating new opportunities in cloud computing and SaaS

Palo Alto, Calif. – March 23, 2011 – Cloudera, the leading provider of Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Cloudera was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Cloudera and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on March 28, 2011, at Hewlett-Packard’s Worldwide Headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.

This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting how companies—from small businesses to large enterprises—create, store, distribute, analyze, and take advantage of their mission-critical data.

“As the digital information created by businesses continues to explode at astronomical rates, the need to store, manage, socialize, and share this information is becoming extremely challenging,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “By providing innovative technologies that help enterprises better compete in this new era of information complexity and move their data out into the cloud, the OnDemand 100 represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.

Cloudera is the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based software and services and works with customers in financial services, web, telecommunications, government and others industries. The company’s products, Cloudera Enterprise and Cloudera’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop, help organizations profit from all of their information.

A full list of all the OnDemand Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:
http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2011-OnDemand-100-Top-Private-Companies

“We’re tremendously pleased to have won a place on the AlwaysOn OnDemand 100 roster for a second straight year,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “This is an honor we share with the global Apache Hadoop community — together, we’ve built a powerful, flexible and truly innovative system for taming the flood of data confronting enterprises today. Cloudera’s customers are using our products to turn raw data into a better understanding of their customers, markets and businesses. They use what they learn to build better products, to serve their customers better and to drive new growth and profits.”

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at www.cloudera.com/downloads, 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 Manager software and Cloudera Support. Cloudera also offers training and certification on Apache technologies, as well as consulting services. 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

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