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Showcasing your success with data

This annual program recognizes organizations who are moving swiftly towards the future and building innovative solutions by making what was impossible yesterday, possible today.


We showcase the impact your projects have within your organization,
on your business' bottom line, and on the world.


The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, August 27.

The winning organizations' implementations demonstrate outstanding achievements in fulfilling their mission, technical advancement, and overall impact.


Highlighting achievements in 7 categories.

The 2021 Data Impact Awards recognize organizations' achievements with the Cloudera platform in seven categories:

Data Lifecycle Connection

Organizations that have tackled transformative business use cases by connecting multiple parts of the data lifecycle to collect, enrich, report, serve, and predict

Data for Enterprise AI

Organizations that have built and deployed use cases for enterprise-scale machine learning and have industrialized AI to automate, secure, and optimize data-driven decision making and/or applications

Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Innovation

Organizations that are driving business innovation by unlocking value from data in multiple environments - in the private cloud or across hybrid and multiple public clouds

Security & Governance Leadership

Organizations that have centralized management, security, and governance of their data and metadata policies, ensuring consistent data lineage, and control without impacting the ability of the business to drive value and insight from the data

People First

Organizations who are tackling some of the most difficult workplace and societal challenges affecting companies and the world around us, transforming the future of workplace culture and society as a whole through the employee lifecycle

Data for Good

Organizations that have tackled some of the most challenging issues affecting society and the planet, making what was impossible yesterday, possible today and transforming the future

Industry Transformation

Organizations that move their business to the next level and disrupt their industry by identifying new technologies, applying new skills, and operationalizing processes


Recognition as an industry leader

You will be recognized as a Data Impact Award winner in the official announcement via press release and promoted on social media. Additionally, we’ll offer you the opportunity to share your story via one of our many customer engagement forums to promote your innovation!

Attend a complimentary Cloudera OnDemand course

With over a dozen expertly designed courses, Cloudera OnDemand offers an industry-leading, dynamic training curriculum.

Join the best and brightest minds

Winners will become part of an exclusive Cloudera customer community, with special connections to the Cloudera executive team, along with other perks. 

Be our guest at the Data Impact Awards virtual celebration

Join the elite group of award winners as our VIP guest, where we honor and highlight your achievements and contributions.

(We recognize that some organizations will not allow acceptance of gifts or prizes, and thus neither will be provided where it violates applicable ethics rules. Winners will still receive recognition.)


The winners for the Data Impact Awards are determined entirely by a panel of thought leaders in the data management and analytics space. Cloudera does not select or influence the selection of winners for any category. Judge profiles will be announced soon.

Tony Baer Principal, dbInsight
Mike Barlow Author, Editor and Journalist, Cumulus Partners
Paige Bartley Senior Analyst, 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence
Andrew Brust Founder & CEO at Blue Badge Insights; ZDNet Contributor and GigaOm Analyst
Philip Carnelley AVP, Software/Analytics Research, IDC Europe
Marque Chambliss Chief Legal Officer, Catalyte, Inc.
Jessie Cai Danqing Senior Research Manager, IDC Asia Pacific
Bertrand Gare Chief Editor, L'Informaticien
Bob Gourley CTO and Founder, OODA LLC
Doug Henschen Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
Roy Illsley Chief Analyst, Omdia
Philip Howard Research Director, Bloor Research
Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton President and Principal, CLB Strategic Consulting
Tony Lock Director of Engagement & Distinguished Analyst | Freeform Dynamics
Kyra McAndrews Interim Executive Director, Science of Diversity & Inclusion Initiative
Nick McQuire Chief of Enterprise Research, CCS Insight
David Menninger SVP & Research Director, Ventana Research
Sanjeev Mohan Vice President, Research, Gartner
Holger Mueller VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
Eva Nahari Principal at DNX Ventures
Daniel Newman Principal Analyst and Founding Partner, Futurum Research
Carl Olofson Research VP, Data Management Software, IDC
John Pardey Chief Editor, IT-Administrator Magazine
Agatha Poon Research Director, 451 Research
Shiv Putcha Founder and Principal Analyst, Mandala Insights
Adam Ronthal VP Analyst – Data Management and Analytics, Gartner
Jen Stirrup CEO and Founder, Data Relish
Sriram Subramanian Research Director, IDC
Alex Woodie Managing Editor, Datanami


  • Nominees must be on the Cloudera platform running in a production environment to qualify. Nominees need not be paying Cloudera Enterprise customers.
  • Cloudera will treat data collected from you in accordance with the Cloudera privacy policy.
  • See the Official Rules for more details.

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