Kirk Dunn Joins Cloudera Executive Staff as Chief Operating Officer


Brings extensive hands-on experience running successful venture-backed companies

Palo Alto, Calif. – April 8, 2011 – Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, has named industry veteran Kirk Dunn as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Cloudera’s growth over the past six quarters has been remarkable,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “We’re poised for a great 2011, but we have a great deal to do. Kirk’s broad experience – at large and small companies and in a variety of roles – is a tremendous addition to our leadership team. I am very pleased to welcome such a seasoned executive to Cloudera.”

Prior to joining Cloudera as COO, Kirk served as Chief Executive Officer at PowerFile, a venture-backed company building hybrid storage systems, and at Bang Networks, makers of an intelligent messaging platform for enterprise users. Before joining Bang Networks, Kirk led North American sales at Inktomi Corporation.

“2010 was a breakout year for Cloudera with respect to customer acquisitions, strategic partnerships, product innovation, venture funding, industry awards and a wildly successful Hadoop World user conference,” said Kirk Dunn, COO at Cloudera. “I am excited to build off Cloudera’s awareness and momentum to bring Hadoop into even more enterprise environments in 2011.”

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, 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.

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