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Celebrating data superheroes

Shine a spotlight on your success at the seventh annual Data Impact Awards.

Cloudera Data Impact Awards

Showcasing your success with data

This annual program recognizes the best of the best organizations: leaders of industry and creators of innovative solutions leveraging the Cloudera platform. We’ll showcase the impact your projects have within your organization, on your business’ bottom line, and on the world.

Nominations are open now and will close July 19, 2019. Organizations may be nominated by their own employees, by partners, vendors, or peers—with nominees’ consent.

We are excited to announce the winners at a celebration event on September 24, 2019, during the week of the Strata Data Conference, in New York.


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

Highlighting achievements in 7 categories

The 2019 Data Impact Awards recognize organizations’ achievements with the Cloudera platform in seven categories:

Data from the Edge-to-AI

Organizations that have tackled transformative business use cases by running advanced analytics and machine learning workloads against data spanning from the Edge to the data center or cloud (including multi or hybrid cloud deployments)

Data for Enterprise AI

Organizations that have built and deployed systems for enterprise-scale machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive business outcomes

Data Anywhere

Organizations that have modernized their data architecture, innovatively optimizing their infrastructure to unlock value from any data, anywhere—on-premises or across hybrid and multiple public clouds

Data Security and Governance

Organizations that have centralized management, security and governance of their data and metadata policies, improving business agility and insight, modeling and reducing business risk, securing data, preventing fraud, and/or meeting regulatory compliance with success

Data Champions

Organization who contributed in an extraordinary way to the community, sharing expertise and best practices, and helping other customers be successful

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

Data Impact Award prizes

Join the best and brightest minds at Strata Data in New York

This 3-day premier conference will give you access to learn and network with data innovators and thought leaders from around the world.

Attend a complimentary Cloudera OnDemand course

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

Be our guest at the Data Impact Awards celebration

Join the elite group of award winners as our VIP guest as we honor and highlight your achievements and contributions on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in New York.

Recognition as an industry leader

You will be recognized as a Data Impact Award winner in the announcement press release, highlighted in the Cloudera Vision Blog, promoted via social media, and featured in a success story detailing your achievements (optional).

Prices valued at USD $5200. 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.

  • Matt Aslett, Research Vice President, 451 Research
  • Tony Baer, Principal, dbInsight
  • Mike Barlow, Cumulus Partners
  • Paige Bartley, Senior Analyst, Data, AI & Analytics, 451 Research
  • Jean Bozman, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Hurwitz & Associates
  • Andrew Brust, Founder & CEO at Blue Badge Insights; ZDNet Contributor and GigaOm Analyst
  • Philip Carnelley, Research Director, IDC Europe
  • Jessie Cai Danqing, Senior Research Manager, IDC Asia Pacific
  • James E. Curtis, Senior Analyst, Data, AI & Analytics, 451 Research
  • Jochen Demuth, Founder and CEO,
  • Michele Goetz, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
  • Bob Gourley, CTO and Founder, OODA LLC
  • Nick Heudecker, VP Analyst, Gartner
  • Bill Hostmann, Research Fellow, Dresner Advisory
  • Philip Howard, Research Director, Bloor Research
  • James Kobielus, Lead Analyst, SiliconANGLE Wikibon
  • Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton, Principal, CLB Strategic Consulting, LLC
  • David Menninger, SVP & Research Director, Ventana Research
  • Nick McQuire, Vice President, Enterprise Research, CCS Insight
  • Sanjeev Mohan, Research Analyst, Gartner
  • Danny Mu, Principal Analyst, Forrester
  • Holger Mueller, Principal Analyst & VP, Constellation Research
  • Yves Mulkers, Industry Analyst, Data & Analytics Architect, 7wData
  • Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, IDC
  • Adam Ronthal, Research Director, ITL Data and Analytics, Gartner
  • Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner and Principal Analyst, Cognilytica
  • Dave Schubmehl, Research Director, IDC
  • Kathleen Walch, Managing Partner and Principal Analyst, Cognilytica
  • Alex Woodie, Managing Editor, Datanami
  • Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Architecture, Forrester

“The Data Impact Awards: this is the 'academy awards' of data solutions.”

— Bob Gourley, Founder Crucial Point and Publisher,; 2018 Data Impact Awards judge

More details

  • 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.
  • Click here for Official Rules and more details.

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