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BEIJING, China – August 05, 2016  - School of Data Science Research, Tsinghua University announced its cooperation with Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies. With the support from Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) program, Tsinghua University and Cloudera will jointly launch BASE (Big Analytics Skill Enablement) initiative to help fill the gap of lacking skilled data professionals in China. The cooperation is also expected to encourage more Chinese research institutions and enterprises to be actively involved in the global big data open source software communities, therefore boosting the development of big data application for enterprise and exploring the potential value of big data industry.

According to IDC research, in the next four years, big data solutions will bring a growth revenue of $1.6 trillion to the enterprises around the world. In the development of big data industry, open source ecosystems like Hadoop have become the important technical power for big data and cloud, generated large amount of users and contributors and have led technology improvement and business development. On a global scale, however, big data industry is facing a gap for skilled data professionals.

Unlike traditional computer science and business analytic courses, through CAP, School of Data Science Research, Tsinghua University and Cloudera will jointly provide free and comprehensive Hadoop curriculum to teachers and students. Students will be provided with comprehensive skill trainings, from Hadoop essentials to the cutting-edge technology in Hadoop community such as Spark, Hive and Impala. The course aims to not only bring comprehensive skills training to the students, but more importantly, these people will bring innovation to public service organizations and enterprises, and eventually will obtain competitive advantages in the world.

The cooperation between School of Data Science Research, Tsinghua University and Cloudera will also aim at engaging international big data open source communities, to improve the activeness of participating current projects and make contributions to new open source projects. The vision is to drive wider adoption of big data in China, while bringing China homegrown technology back to international open source communities.

Yang Bin, the Vice President of Tsinghua University, said: “Big data applications are like a speed train with nuclear fusion powered system, it will give tremendous power and opportunities to countries like China. With the continuous increase of global demands for data scientists, researchers and analysts, the talents with related big data professional skills are prone to obtain higher salaries and more comprehensive career paths.”

Chief Architect of Cloudera and the creator of Apache Hadoop, Doug Cutting said: “Hadoop is now in its prime time and this momentum is expected to continue for another several decades. Hadoop is ten years old, Cloudera just had its eighth anniversary and we have been in China for over 18 months. The cooperation with Tsinghua University clearly will enhance market development of Hadoop in China. And we are very proud to contribute to China’s big data talent education”. 

Meanwhile, Cloudera has also announced its BASE (Big Analytics Skills Enablement) initiative - an industry-led ecosystem that is designed to groom a future workforce of data professionals. Designed to strategically fill the skilled data professionals gap that the industry is currently facing, BASE pulls industry players and academic institutions together to equip more people with necessary skills in the areas of big data and analytics. The initiative also encompasses elements whereby trained data professionals will be matched to opportunities across sectors where their skills are required.

About Cloudera CAP Program

Through CAP, Cloudera provides partner institutions with a complete, industry-standard Hadoop curriculum at no charge that can be incorporated into computer science and business analytics courses. Teaching staff and students of affiliated institutions also get access to software and discounted training to help accelerate the adoption of the Hadoop platform. Meanwhile, they are also entitled to get extra discounts from Cloudera University for the professional skills training, which is provided by Cloudera Hadoop experts team. The training provides the latest teaching props, teachers’ forums, tailor-made program support, and the largest Hadoop knowledge database in the world.


In addition, through acquiring a special University License, certified non-profit academic organizations can also have access to Cloudera software to enjoy its stable features. In combination with Cloudera's leading open source platform, University License provides CAP members with the tools they need to make significant breakthroughs in big data field. CAP members are entitled with 12 months free access to Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub Edition for data-intensive tests, development and research.


About Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University (清华大学) is a research university located in Beijing, China, and one of the nine members in the elite C9 League of universities. Tsinghua was established in 1911 as "Tsinghua College," and renamed Tsinghua School in 1912 and National Tsing Hua University in 1928. With its motto of Self-Discipline and Social Commitment, Tsinghua University describes itself as being dedicated to academic excellence, the well-being of Chinese society and to global development. With strong research and training, Tsinghua University is consistently ranked as one of the top academic institutions in China, alongside Peking University.

About Cloudera

Cloudera delivers the modern data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies. The world’s leading organizations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems with Cloudera Enterprise, the fastest, easiest and most secure data platform available for the modern world. Our customers efficiently capture, store, process and analyze vast amounts of data, empowering them to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly, flexibly and at lower cost than has been possible before. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training and professional services. Learn more at

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