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Cloudera Navigator, the Leading Hadoop Governance Solution, Joins Impala and Apache Spark as Part of the Cloudera Accelerator Program

PALO ALTO, Calif., – August 27, 2015 – Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced that Cloudera Navigator has joined the Cloudera Accelerator Program, a partner program designed to expedite the development and certification of partner applications on pervasive Hadoop technologies. Cloudera Navigator, the most popular data management and governance solution for Hadoop, has become the de facto standard in the industry for partners and users alike. This collaboration between leading data management and governance providers will ensure seamless interoperability and provide a unified foundation for enterprise-wide governance and data management.

As the industry’s first and only fully-integrated data management and governance solution for Hadoop, Cloudera Navigator makes it easy to automatically discover, manage, protect, and govern even the largest and most sophisticated Hadoop deployments. Over 200 customers across numerous industries, including Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Early Warning, Marks and Spencer, Monsanto, PRGX, Symphony Health, and Western Union, rely on Cloudera Navigator to manage and govern their data in order to effortlessly meet the most stringent governance and compliance standards.

“Governance and data management were critical requirements for our big data strategy, especially to adhere to regulatory requirements. When evaluating Hadoop platforms, Cloudera Navigator stood out as a mature and usable solution to give us the insight and visibility into data that we required,” said Rizwan Patel, director of big data, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and capacity planning at Caesars Entertainment. “Cloudera Enterprise allows us to run faster and more accurate analytics across all of our data easily, and Cloudera Navigator lets us easily understand our data, how it’s being used, and how it’s changing -- while also providing the auditing and lineage necessary for meeting industry standards.”

“When it comes to analyzing structured and unstructured data to identify and recover overpayments and to bring data analytics to our clients, we need to process, model, and present large amounts of data very quickly, while also ensuring the accuracy and reliability of results,” said Tushar Sachdev, CIO and senior vice president, PRGX. “Cloudera Navigator makes that possible. When our team identified a data delivery issue and we needed to track down the problem, Cloudera Navigator allowed us to trace the issue back to the source data set from the client in a matter of hours as opposed to weeks. It was amazing.”  

Cloudera Navigator, as part of Cloudera Enterprise, provides the only comprehensive data governance solution for Hadoop -- with full audit history to track all access attempts; intuitive data lineage to quickly verify and validate data origins; and consolidated metadata for consistent, unified data access and discovery. In addition, as the only Hadoop distribution to have achieved Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, Cloudera Navigator plays a critical role in helping organizations easily comply with industry regulatory requirements.

With the addition of Cloudera Navigator to the Cloudera Accelerator Program, Cloudera is collaborating with industry-leading data management and governance solution providers to bridge the gap between Hadoop and other enterprise systems -- by ensuring seamless interoperability of metadata, lineage, and audit activity across the robust ecosystem. Leading data management and analytics companies including Adaptive, Cask, Cisco, Collibra, Data Advantage Group, Dataguise, Dell, HP, Informatica, SAS, Syncsort, Talend, Trifacta, and Waterline Data have joined the Accelerator Program to certify their technologies with Cloudera Navigator. Moreover, members of the Accelerator Program will work with Cloudera to drive community innovations that ensure all metadata across the ecosystem is automatically shared, exchanged, and interoperable. (Learn more: visit the quote sheet.)

“As data is constantly changing, it is imperative to see what is happening, both in the past and present, across all applications” said Tim Stevens, vice president of business and corporate development, Cloudera. “By collaborating closely with a growing ecosystem of technology partners, Cloudera makes sure that customer stakeholders have one consistent, accurate view of the entire data lifecycle, ensuring critical compliance practices are being met.”

The Cloudera Accelerator Program, launched in Fall 2014, ensures customers always have access to the top production-ready applications built on the most powerful, popular tools in Hadoop. To date, the Cloudera Accelerator Program includes 40 partners that are already building out applications on Impala and Apache Spark, bringing to market technology advances that benefit customers across a vast number of industries. Now as part of the Cloudera Accelerator Program, partners can integrate and validate their work with Cloudera Navigator and Cloudera Enterprise.

In addition to certifications through the Cloudera Accelerator Program, these leaders in data management, together with Cloudera, are working to bring unified and standardized metadata across the entire business for complete visibility. With a goal of complete and open interoperability across all facets of data management, this group is developing further innovations between Cloudera Navigator and other popular tools for full, community-driven data management and governance -- allowing end users to take full advantage of big data as it flows and changes, automatically and while effortlessly meeting regulatory requirements.

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"Adaptive is pleased to announce its participation in the Accelerator Program for Cloudera Navigator. Adaptive is focused on providing enhanced capabilities that facilitative enterprise data governance and stewardship of an organization's data assets. Our integration strategy with Cloudera Navigator enhances our ability to support ‘Big Data’ data governance initiatives and provides our joint customers with a pathway to leverage both Cloudera and Adaptive products in the most effective manner." - Jeff Goins, CEO, Adaptive, Inc.


"As the use cases for Hadoop expand, big data is continuing to grow and is increasingly becoming mission critical. To date, enterprises have struggled to deliver effective data discovery and governance themselves on Hadoop and so we at Cask are enthusiastic and eager to integrate and support the continued efforts of Cloudera and Cloudera Navigator in this space." - Jonathan Gray, CEO, Cask


“Value of data lies with the ability to know, secure, and control where the data is coming from and where the data is going. Recognized by leading analysts as the fastest growing server vendor, Cisco is excited to see Cloudera as a steward of open data governance for Hadoop. We are pleased to collaborate with Cloudera and committed to bring with them the best in class platform for Hadoop deployments.” - Jim McHugh, Vice President of Marketing, Data Center and UCS, Cisco


"Collibra believes governance and stewardship is critical for successful Big Data deployments. As the leader in Enterprise Data Governance, Collibra couldn't be more excited to be part of the Cloudera Accelerator program and partner with Cloudera to provide their joint customers with a complete data governance solution." - Felix Van de Maele, Co-founder and CEO, Collibra

Data Advantage Group

“Cloudera Navigator provides the best in class Hadoop data governance solution. MetaCenter’s certified integration with Cloudera Navigator enables MetaCenter, the gold standard in enterprise metadata management and data governance, to deliver a trusted and comprehensive data governance and data lineage analysis solution for Hadoop to our customers.” - Geoffrey Rayner, CEO, Data Advantage Group


“Cloudera Navigator is a powerful and scalable yet simple way for enterprises to govern and secure data in Hadoop. Dataguise has the unique ability to discover and tag sensitive data—the information that creates the biggest risk if inadvertently left unsecured. Too often, enterprises don’t have a handle on where it resides. Together, Cloudera Navigator and Dataguise DgSecure provide a highly efficient and accurate solution for managing even the most sensitive data in Hadoop.” - Manmeet Singh, Founder and CEO, Dataguise


“Enterprise data platforms now demand an open approach to data governance, especially focusing on auditing, lineage, and metadata. At Dell, we are looking forward to continued collaboration with Cloudera to provide end-to-end visibility, automated governance and open interoperability both inside Hadoop and across all data sources.” - John Whittaker, Executive Director of Marketing for Information Management, Dell


“With HP and Cloudera’s Navigator, customers can feel confident that their data management and governance is being addressed today. HP is empowering data driven organizations to transform and drive differentiated business outcomes with solutions built on HP’s award winning HP ProLiant servers, the purpose-built HP Apollo 4000 server family, and our innovative, asymmetric HP Big Data Reference Architecture, with each platform designed to address the unique requirements of different Hadoop Big Data workloads.” - Bill Mannel, Vice President and General Manager, HPC and Big Data, HP Servers


“As organizations face greater and ever-changing regulations and process more sensitive datasets on Hadoop, new and significant challenges emerge around data integration, data governance and data security. Informatica’s big data management solutions include end-to-end metadata management for tracking lineage across all data. Using our unique integration with Cloudera Navigator, we can now also provide in-depth visibility into lineage inside Hadoop to help customers meet the most comprehensive compliance with external and internal requirements.” - Ash Parikh, Vice President of Product Marketing, Big Data, Data Integration and Security, Informatica


“Hadoop is increasingly the foundation of data storage and management in the modern analytics enterprise. The ability to manage and govern data and metadata against a consistent set of policies becomes crucial particularly in financial services, telco, retail, and other industries where analytics on trusted, compliant data is vital to the decision-making process. Working with Cloudera to combine and integrate with SAS Data Governance technologies will provide our joint customers access to a single, integrated view into all metadata audit and access activity whether it starts, ends, or passes through Hadoop.” - Scott Gidley, Director of Data Management, SAS


“With Apache Hadoop adoption continually increasing in the enterprise, data scientists and analysts need a simplified way to gain visibility into data in Hadoop to meet compliance and regulatory requirements. Cloudera is leading the way with the only comprehensive governance solution native in Hadoop, and we are excited that our that our industry-leading DMX-h is integrated with Cloudera Navigator's single, searchable interface to publish audit trail and end-to-end lineage.” - Tendu Yogurtcu, General Manager of Big Data, Syncsort


“Enterprise-grade data governance standards are not just important to increasing Hadoop adoption among companies in highly regulated industries, but really across the board. Therefore Talend is very pleased to certify against Cloudera Navigator, the leading Hadoop data governance tool, and provide our Data Integration Platform customers with powerful data auditing and lineage capabilities.” - Ashley Stirrup, CMO, Talend


"Building upon Trifacta's foundation of empowering analysts to wrangle diverse data in Hadoop for exploratory analysis, we are excited to announce our ongoing participation in Cloudera's Accelerator program by integrating with Cloudera Navigator. The joint solution will enable Cloudera customers to capture and leverage the most relevant metadata at time of use within Trifacta and also easily visualize wrangle metadata created within Trifacta in Cloudera Navigator's lineage view." - Wei Zheng, Vice President of Products, Trifacta

Waterline Data

"Data governance is an integral part of deploying Cloudera’s enterprise data hub as a shared service for the business. Leading organizations have recognized that agility and self-service are a liability without data that is managed and governed. Waterline Data -- which provides profiling, metadata discovery and a self-service data catalog -- is building on its partnership with Cloudera and investing to certify with Cloudera Navigator to continue to deliver the most comprehensive data governance solution for Cloudera customers." - Alex Gorelik, Founder and CEO, Waterline Data.


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