Cloudera University Blazes Trails with First and Only HBase Certification Program

May/22/2012

Cloudera Expands Market Leading Global Training and Certification Offerings In Anticipation of Upsurge in Demand for HBase Expertise

PALO ALTO, CA – May 22, 2012 – Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software, services and training, today announced the introduction of the Cloudera Certified Specialist in Apache HBase (CCSHB) credential. This Certification will be awarded to individuals who pass a comprehensive exam covering all aspects of Apache HBase, delivered at Pearson VUE test centers worldwide. The CCSHB certification joins the existing Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCDH) and Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCAH) certification programs.

“It is essential that more people are trained on HBase as the opportunities for the use of this technology in production are multiplying rapidly,” said Jean-Daniel Cryans, Database Engineer at StumbleUpon. “This is why I have participated in creating this certification program and look forward to the further collaboration and developments that are sure to follow. The CCSHB exam was shaped with the assistance of members from the community; those who pass it prove that they can be trusted to handle your big data.”

HBase, often called ‘the Hadoop database,’ is a non-relational database providing high-speed lookup, insertion, modification and deletion of large amounts of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System. It is in heavy use at many large organizations.

Over the last three years, Cloudera has seen the popularity of HBase explode as it has matured into an enterprise-ready data store for low latency access to big data. It’s been tremendously exciting to work at the forefront of this new technology, and I’m thrilled to see the expansion of Cloudera’s leading edge HBase training and certification programs,” said Todd Lipcon, Cloudera Engineer and member of the HBase Project Management Committee.

“Interest in HBase continues to grow dramatically, especially over the last year, and companies need to recruit staff who already have a deep understanding of the product,” said Sarah Sproehnle, Director of Educational Services at Cloudera. “Cloudera University is the most mature and established training program for Apache Hadoop and related technologies in the world, with over 12,000 people coming through our curriculum in the past three years. Given our experience and time in the market, we are able to pioneer new training programs and certifications in a way that no other company can.”

Pricing and Availability

The CCSHB exam costs $145. It is currently in private beta and will be publicly available on July 1st. It will be available as a standalone certification or packaged with other training and certification offerings. As a special offer, all attendees at HBaseCon 2012 in San Francisco will receive a voucher to take the exam for 50% off the standard price.

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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