Cloudera was founded in 2008 by some of the brightest minds at Silicon Valley’s leading companies—including Google (Christophe Bisciglia), Yahoo (Amr Awadallah), Oracle (Mike Olson), and Facebook (Jeff Hammerbacher).
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, joined the company in 2009 as Chief Architect and remains in that role today. Today, Cloudera has over 1,400 employees across the globe that are committed to excellence in big data management. We’ve won numerous awards and accolades from industry watchdogs—including the 2014 and 2015 Database Trends and Applications Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for best analytical platform.
|Year Founded||Founders (previous affiliation)||Market|
|2008||Mike Olson (Oracle)
Amr Awadallah (Yahoo!)
Jeff Hammerbacher (Facebook)
Christophe Bisciglia (Google)
|The modern platform for
data management and analytics
|Business Model||Revenue Mix||Support|
|Hybrid Open Source Software||Subscription Software (70% – 75%)
Professional Services (15% – 20%)
Training (5% – 10%)
|Partner Ecosystem||Employees||Global Operations|
|Investors||Funding to Date||Headquarters|
|$670 million (primary capital)||Palo Alto, CA|
Customers and use cases
Data Science Team
Cloudera’s data science team comprises technical and thought leaders from across that field. They work closely with Cloudera's customers to help them overcome challenges, as well as define opportunities, related to their data -- and then bring those experiences back into the data science and Big Data communities to help move the technology and user best practices forward..
Cloudera Cares is the philanthropic arm of Cloudera, and is employee-led and run. The broad goal of Cloudera Cares is to give our employees the opportunity to give back to our local and global communities, directly and indirectly. In 2014, Cloudera as a company gave back more than 1,300 hours.