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Customers improve productivity gains in their big data deployments

TOKYO, Japan and PALO ALTO, Calif., October 14, 2014 –   NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) a leading information and communication technologies company, and Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced that they are joining forces to help organizations leverage Big Data for massive large-scale distributed computing and to gain greater value from their data assets more quickly using Cloudera’s unified Platform for Big Data: Cloudera Enterprise, the foundation for Cloudera’s enterprise data hub offering.

Cloudera Enterprise is the most widely adopted Hadoop-based platform in the world, with Cloudera being the most prolific contributor to the open source Hadoop ecosystem. It is a secure, managed, governed and open data management platform offering a powerful system for storing, accessing and analyzing any amount and kind of data in one centralized repository.

Cloudera and NEC plan to collaborate on bringing Cloudera Enterprise to customers worldwide, leveraging NEC servers, storage and networking products. NEC plans to offer full solutions to customers, incorporating comprehensive professional services and global support services. NEC plans on working very closely with Cloudera in offering these solutions, to ensure customers have access to the best expertise and capabilities in the market.

"The growth of data today is reaching epic proportions and with new sources and types contributing to it – coming from places like the Internet of Things for example – there are no signs of it slowing down," said Tomoyasu Nishimura, general manager, IT Platform Division, NEC Corporation. "To help us tackle the challenge of managing all this data for our customers, we decided to work with Cloudera. The company offers best of breed technology through their big data platform, Cloudera Enterprise, and they are NEC’s Hadoop vendor of choice - offering our customers the only enterprise-ready Hadoop distribution on the market."

Together, NEC and Cloudera will drive adoption of large-scale distributed computing on Cloudera Enterprise. By integrating the products, support and professional services provided by Cloudera, NEC will deliver a best-in-class solution for big data computing across its servers, software, cloud services, SI and training services. These highly reliable products and services will help customers improve productivity, support enterprise systems running on Hadoop and contribute to the huge innovation gains that can be made with Big Data.

"We are delighted to forge this new strategic alliance with NEC," Said Tim Stevens, vice president, Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera. "The combination of NEC’s leading technology systems and their services with Cloudera Enterprise provides our joint customers with an easy way to deploy a powerful enterprise data hub solution for addressing their big data challenges. We look forward to collaborating with NEC to accelerate the adoption of big data both in Japan and globally."

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

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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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