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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 (75% – 80%)
Professional Services (10% – 15%)
Training (5% – 10%)
24x7, global
Partner Ecosystem Employees Global Operations
2,600+ 1,400+ 28 countries
Investors Funding to Date Headquarters

Accel Partners
Greylock Partners
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$670 million (primary capital) Palo Alto, CA

Open Source Software credentials and Hadoop contributions

Apache Hadoop Committer Seats 111
Apache Project Management Committee (PMC) Seats 74
Number of Certified Solutions 354
Number of Hadoop Ecosystem Projects Founded 261
Education/trained 45,0002

All information as of October 31, 2016.

1Apache Avro, Apache BigTop, Apache Crunch, Apache Flume, Apache HBase, HDFS, Apache Hive, Hue, Apache Impala (incubating), Impyla, Kite SDK, Apache Lucene / Solr, MapReduce, Oryx, MRUnit, Pandas, Apache Parquet, Apache Sentry, Apache Sqoop, Apache Whirr, Apache ZooKeeper, Apache HTrace (incubating), Livy, Ibis, Apache Kudu (incubating), and RecordService.

2Number of people trained in face to face classes (Cloudera also delivers Hadoop training through a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) developed in conjunction with Udacity).

Customers and use cases

Cloudera has enterprise customers in every vertical market, including financial services, public sector, telecommunications, retail, and healthcare. 

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Cloudera Cares

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.

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1001 Page Mill Road, Building 3 
Palo Alto, CA 94304
US: 1-888-789-1488

International: 1-650-362-0488
Fax: 1-888-789-1488


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