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Sets Industry Standard with Widest Range of Training Courses and Certifications for the Complete Hadoop Stack with over 7,000 Students Trained to Date

Palo Alto, CA – October 20, 2011 – Cloudera, Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced the new Cloudera University brand as well as unprecedented growth in its training and certification programs. Cloudera was the first to develop an official curriculum for training and certifying developers and system administrators on Apache Hadoop in 2009. With over 7,000 students trained to date, the company has seen massive increases in enrollment from both students and enterprises in the past several months: more than 4,000 students will be trained in 2011 alone, and that number is forecasted to double in 2012. Cloudera’s training courses, which leverage real-world enterprise use cases, are offered both as public classes and privately for organizations.

Cloudera University provides training and certification globally for developers, administrators and managers on Apache Hadoop and many related projects including Apache Hive, Apache Pig and Apache HBase. Cloudera’s certification program – Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCDH) and Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCAH) – provides industry-recognized credentials that are increasingly being required by organizations hiring individuals to work on their Hadoop-based projects. Cloudera University’s global training schedule in 2011 includes more than 250 courses in ten countries. Cloudera is planning to deliver training next year in over 25 countries and expand its certification program to provide credentials across the entire spectrum of Hadoop-related technologies.

“Apache Hadoop adoption has exploded and we are proud to have been on the leading edge of this trend. The unparalleled value Hadoop offers to enterprises looking to do more with their data requires more qualified professionals,” said Omer Trajman, vice president of Customer Solutions at Cloudera. “A key part of our mission at Cloudera is to remove the bottlenecks that organizations encounter in running and developing for Apache Hadoop. Our goal in training at Cloudera is to educate the Hadoop workforce of the future, and our certification program provides real proof to employers that individuals understand and are well prepared to work with the technologies involved.”

In Their Own Words: Cloudera Training Alumni Share Their Experiences

“Beyond the technical merits of the Cloudera courses, the certification helped to validate the technology and my experience with it in the eyes of our management. In an established company, it’s often difficult to get buy-in when proposing moving to a new technology, and Cloudera’s efforts are very helpful in that regard.”
– James Fitch, Consulting Software Engineer, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

“The course provided me with the confidence to apply Hadoop to new projects. The certification was an important tick box for providing confidence to customers.”
– Rami Mukhtar, Senior Researcher, NICTA

“The Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop helped me to advance my use of Apache Hadoop and cultivate a better understanding of the platform’s inner workings. The course material, interactive labs and exercises really helped cement together all the little bits and pieces that I had bumped into prior to the class into a useful mental model of how Apache Hadoop works.”
– Eric Marshall, Senior System Administration, ContextWeb

“The course instructor was excellent, offering clear and concise instruction that was very easy to listen to and understand. Their wide-ranging peripheral knowledge helped to apply the course material to real-world situations very well. I look forward to attending another course.”
– Gary Mason, Senior Java and Networking Engineer at comScore, Inc.

“Cloudera has true expertise in their ranks, offering intimate insight and experience with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.”
– Justin Hancock, Director at Menara Solutions Limited

Get more information about Cloudera Training and Certification for Apache Hadoop

For more information about Cloudera training and certification for Apache Hadoop, and a schedule of upcoming courses, please visithttp://www.cloudera.com/hadoop-training/.

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About Cloudera

Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for big data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Cloudera's open source big data platform is the most widely adopted in the world, and Cloudera is the most prolific contributor to the open source Hadoop ecosystem. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 40,000 individuals worldwide. Over 1,700 partners and a seasoned professional services team help deliver greater time to value. Leading organizations in every industry plus top public sector organizations globally run Cloudera in production.

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