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Second Annual Awards Program, Presented by Cloudera, Honors Big Data Achievements

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Oct 09, 2014 Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the finalists in its 2014 Data Impact Awards. The awards honor innovative, mature, and results-oriented use cases for CDH, the world’s most popular open source Hadoop-based distribution and key component of the Cloudera Enterprise platform. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, 15th October at Strata + Hadoop World, New York.

“In the past year, we’ve seen a fundamental shift in the way organizations approach Big Data management,” said Alan Saldich, vice president, Marketing, Cloudera. “They’re putting the Cloudera platform to work in amazing ways to solve really interesting problems, ranging from helping us better understand risk factors for Parkinson’s Disease or asthma, to tracking the product quality and supply chain precision of every component in devices as they are sourced, built, and delivered globally. This year’s Data Impact Award nominees represent data-driven leaders across all sectors of business and locations around the globe. We celebrate their accomplishments and are honored to give them the recognition they deserve.”

The 2014 Data Impact Awards recognize achievements of CDH users in seven categories. This year's finalists include:

●      Business Impact

○      Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

○      Intel Corporation

○      Omneo, a division of Camstar Systems

○      A TIBCO Spotfire advanced analytics solution purpose-built for a client

●      Social Impact

○      Cerner Corporation

○      Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

○      Intel Corporation

●      Community Contribution(s)

○      Cloudwick

○      Los Angeles Big Data Users Group

○      Sigmoid

●      Pervasive Integration

○      Costco

○      Quaero

●      Advanced Analytics

○      DigitalGlobe

○      Explorys

○      A TIBCO Spotfire advanced analytics solution purpose-built for a client

●      Security & Compliance

○      MasterCard

○      Visa

●      Government, Nonprofit, & NGO

○      Arizona State University

○      CSC on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency

○      Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

The award finalists and winners are decided by thought leaders from across the enterprise management industry. The 2014 judges include:

●      Merv Adrian, Research Vice President, Gartner

●      Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Software - Enterprise Solutions, Ovum

●      Drew Conway, Head of Data, Project Florida

●      Pat Fiorenza, Senior Research Analyst, GovLoop

●      Bob Gourley, Editor, and Founder and CTO, Crucial Point LLC

●      Steffin Harris, Principal, North American Big Data Lead, Capgemini

●      Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist, O’Reilly

●      Hilary Mason, Founder, Fast Forward Labs

●      Joe McKendrick, independent analyst

●      Raghu Nambiar, Senior Director, Product Management, UCS Server Division, Cisco

●      Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director, DataKind

●      Kim Stevenson, Chief Information Officer, Intel

●      Dan Vesset, Program Vice President, Business Analytics and Big Data, IDC


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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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