Cloudera Academic Partners

Growing interest around Apache Hadoop and Big Data solutions is driving demand for professionals with the skills to derive value from all data.  To this end, Cloudera is partnering with colleges, universities, and trade schools around the globe to help develop the next generation of Big Data professionals.

The Cloudera Academic Partners (CAP) Program is designed to provide accredited, nonprofit universities access to industry-leading resources to help streamline and accelerate adoption of Hadoop. Watch this webinar to learn how CAP can help bring the benefits of Cloudera's Big Data Platform to your school, and check out the success stories on San Jose State University and California State University, Los Angeles.

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Course Materials & Training for Classroom Instruction

Cloudera will provide professors from participating schools with discounts to world-class instruction and free training materials to facilitate the inclusion of Hadoop administrator and developer topics in their academic portfolios.

Students will benefit from industry-leading training materials, hands-on exercises, and access to discounted certification exams, providing them with tangible, market-recognized credentials in addition to their university degrees.

Click here to submit an Academic Partnership inquiry and learn more about delivering Cloudera's Hadoop training curriculum at your institution.

Software License for Research Staff

For accredited, non-profit universities that are interested in using the more robust features of the Hadoop platform for research, testing, and development, we are pleased to offer a special University License valid for 12 months of free access to the software elements of Cloudera Enterprise. In combination with the open-source CDH, the University License will provide universities with the tools they need to take their Big Data research to the next level.

Click here to submit an Academic Partnership inquiry and learn more about Cloudera's University License.

CDH and Cloudera Manager for Professors & Students

Cloudera invites staff and students to download Cloudera Express (or the Cloudera Quickstart VM), which includes CDH, the world’s most deployed and enterprise-ready Apache Hadoop distribution, and Cloudera Manager, designed to simplify the installation, configuration, and performance analysis of your Hadoop cluster.

CDH is thoroughly tested, 100% open source, and includes over a dozen Apache projects to ensure you have everything you need to utilize Hadoop in development or production.

You may install Cloudera Express today with no further requirements.