George Ling appointed Head of Cloudera China to address Growing Customer Demand and Local Innovation
SHANGHAI, China, December 10, 2014 – Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the opening of new offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, China. The new sites will help accelerate Cloudera’s presence in China and Asia, addressing current and growing customer demand for Hadoop-based solutions. Local talent focused on research and development support (R&D) will contribute to the design, development, release and maintenance of Cloudera’s industry-leading products and services. Cloudera will provide local customers with access to high-quality technology to build their own enterprise data hubs.
“With a strong economy, successful enterprises and local developers, China is a place for great products and services powered by Big Data technologies like Cloudera,” said George Ling, general manager, Cloudera China. “The new China offices give us an opportunity to showcase our local talent in an important and savvy market, with the ability to address changes in the local economy with sensitivity to cultural dynamics ultimately ensuring our customers’ success.”
Cloudera offers services and training to promote the growth of big data in the Chinese market. The company is well prepared to build long-term customer relationships and to expand its ecosystem of partners: “We are making a big investment in a big opportunity,” said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer, Cloudera. “Our new presence gives us an opportunity to innovate locally, to better collaborate with our enterprise customers and to show strong support for our local China partners. With the interest in open source software and big data being so strong, we expect fast growth and adoption in China.”
The new offices will be comprised of a variety of functions including research and development support, customer support, professional services, IT, sales and marketing and partner alliances.
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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