Cloudera Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner

Mar/30/2012

Recognized for Industry Leadership, Game-Changing Strategy and Technology in Hadoop Solution Market

Palo Alto, CA – March 30, 2012 – Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training, today announced that AlwaysOn named the company as an OnDemand Top 100 winner for 2012. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst peers and recognizes game-changing approaches and technologies likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Cloudera was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts worldwide based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

“Digital information has expanded exponentially during the past year. As the emergence of robust, innovative apps needed to manage this information continues, a complex world of interconnected business intelligence and ideas is being created at a new macro level,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s OnDemand 100 winners are continuing to use disruptive technology and ideas to merge valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information. The results are being deployed in the cloud by any number of SaaS products and services, changing the way all businesses coexist. The OnDemand 100 continues to represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”

“We’re pleased and proud to be recognized as an OnDemand Top 100 company,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “Enterprises today have a huge challenge; they’re collecting more information from more sources than ever before, but they are struggling to store and understand all of it. Cloudera offers software and services that unlock the enormous value in Big Data for our customers. The recognition by AlwaysOn is a strong endorsement of what we do and a clear acknowledgment that Big Data is changing the business landscape.”

Cloudera and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on April 4, 2012, at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, CA. The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.

To view a full list of the OnDemand 100 winners, please visit:
http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2012-OnDemand-100-Top-Private-Companies

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Manager software and Cloudera Support. Cloudera also offers training and certification on Apache technologies, as well as consulting services. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. www.cloudera.com

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