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Call for Nominations Now Open for First Annual CDH User Awards, Recognizing Outstanding Deployments of the World's Most Widely Deployed Distribution of Apache Hadoop and Related Open Source Projects

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2013) - Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today unveiled the Data Impact Awards: a new program designed to honor innovative use cases for CDH (Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop). The awards will recognize end user organizations for exemplary deployments of CDH that are solving critical business challenges and will celebrate the innovative applications of Hadoop that are driving major advancements across industry verticals.

The Data Impact Awards, presented by Cloudera, will recognize achievements of CDH users in five categories:

  • Business Impact
  • Social Impact
  • Community Contribution(s)
  • Pervasive User Adoption
  • Integration with Existing IT

Nominations Now Open
Nominations are now open to any organization that leverages CDH in a production environment. Cloudera Connect partners and other vendor organizations are also encouraged to nominate their customers. There is no cost to enter.

How to Enter

"CDH users around the world continue to push the limits of what was previously believed to be possible with Apache Hadoop, leveraging the platform to not only solve real-world business problems, but societal challenges that touch all our lives," said Alan Saldich, vice president, Marketing, Cloudera. "The Data Impact Awards program was developed to shine a light on the people and organizations that are pioneering in their respective industries with Hadoop. We are excited to have a forum in which to recognize and celebrate these innovative users of CDH for their inspired work and share their successes with the world."

For more information about the Data Impact Awards program, or to nominate a project, visit the Cloudera website:


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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