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Open Source Luminary Adds to Cloudera’s Deep Bench of Open Source Talent

PALO ALTO, Calif., — February 19, 2015 — Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced that Yonik Seeley, the founder of the Apache Solr enterprise search engine has joined Cloudera. Solr is an open source NoSQL search server that offers a fast search platform with features such as faceted search, analytics, and highly scalable distributed search. Seeley is also an Apache Lucene/Solr PMC member and committer, an Apache Software Foundation member, and the author of other projects such as Noggit, the fastest streaming JSON parser for Java.

Prior to joining Cloudera, Seeley co-founded both Lucidworks (formerly Lucid Imagination) an enterprise search technology company offering commercial support, consulting, training and value-add software for open source Luceneand Solr and Heliosearch, a company dedicated to the development and support of Solr, and a number of other high profile projects. Well-known as a talented developer and luminary in the open source community, Seeley adds to the deep bench of Cloudera open source talent including, Doug Cutting, Michael Stack, Mark Miller, Wes McKinney and others.

“As the leader in enterprise data management, Cloudera is uniquely positioned to continue to lead the innovation happening in this space,” said Yonik Seeley. “Cloudera is an integral part of the future of Hadoop and it’s many projects. With its strong partner ecosystem, solid customer base, and dedication to open source, my decision to join was easy. The chance to work with the company that is tackling some of the world’s most unique/interesting data challenges at this exciting time in history made this an even more compelling opportunity.”

As part of Cloudera, Seeley will work on integrating and leveraging "Big Search" technologies into the many components comprising the Cloudera enterprise data hub (EDH). He also plans to develop and innovate on BI integration opportunities.

“We are thrilled to have Yonik, an accomplished Search expert, join the Cloudera team,” said Amr Awadallah, co-founder and chief technology officer, Cloudera. “Cloudera’s vision is to ensure that all of our customers get value out of all of their data. Search is an integral part of ensuring that this vision is achieved. Yonik joining our industry-leading engineering team, and bringing his deep expertise to Cloudera will further accelerate our data engineering leadership.”

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