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Inaugural Awards Honor Innovative Uses of CDH

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2013) - Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the finalists in its 2013 Data Impact Awards. The awards will recognize and honor innovative use cases for CDH, Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop, a significant component of Cloudera's Platform for Big Data. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner and ceremony on Monday 29th, October at Strata + Hadoop World, New York.

"Data Impact Award finalists and winners are organizations that are transforming the way they use data to address critical challenges and conduct business," said Alan Saldich, vice president, Marketing, Cloudera. "Our customers are the leaders and visionaries in their industries around the world; they are asking bigger questions that lead to real insight whether they are assessing fraud risk, looking for oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico or saving millions of dollars on data warehouse expansion. They are using Cloudera as the foundation to do it and we are proud to recognize their great work."

The 2013 Data Impact Awards recognize achievements of CDH users in five categories. This year's finalists include:

  • Business Impact
    • AMD, Lively Impact, MasterCard, Pythian

  • Community Contributions
    • Cloudwick, Compendium, Gravity

  • Integration with Existing IT
    • MasterCard, NGData, VIC-DATA 

  • Pervasive User Adoption
    • Allstate, Lively Impact, Shopzilla

  • Social Impact
    • Explorys, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Opower

The award finalists and winners are decided by guest judges from across the enterprise management industry. Judges include:

  • Ron Powell, BeyeNETWORK
  • Bob Gourley, CTO Vision
  • Merv Adrian, Gartner
  • Vance McCarthy, Integration Developer News
  • Tony Baer, Ovum
  • James Governor, RedMonk
  • Matt Aslett, The451 Group
  • Joe McKendrick, Independent Analyst
  • Hilary Mason from Accel

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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