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Data superheroes

You have accomplished amazing things with data that were not possible before. Seize the opportunity at the Data Impact Awards, presented by Cloudera, to shine a spotlight on your success.

This annual competition recognizes the best of the best organizations, like yours, running Cloudera, and the applications you’ve innovated. We’ll showcase the positive impact your projects are having in your organization, on your business bottom line, and the world.

Nominations are open between now and July 31, 2017. The award winners will be announced at Strata Data New York, September 26, 2017, in New York City. Organizations may be nominated by their own employees or by partners, vendors, or peers, with nominee consent.

Highlighting achievements in eight categories

The 2017 Data Impact Awards recognize organizations’ achievements with the Cloudera platform across eight categories, classified into three overarching themes:

Business impact

This theme of categories showcases projects that generate top-line growth, bottom-line savings, increased competitive advantage, and/or net new revenue streams.

Instrument your business

Driving quantifiable results to an organization, company, or industry by applying data to enable capabilities or operational efficiencies.[1]

Secure your business

Deploying a Cloudera-based platform to reduce business risk by modernizing your cybersecurity infrastructure, preventing fraud, modeling risk, managing data security, and/or meeting regulatory compliance with tangible results.

Customer insight

Replacing data silos to build a 360-degree view of customers (or patients, citizens, or other stakeholders) for better service delivery, marketing, improved loyalty and retention, and/or real-time personalized recommendations.

Technical impact

This theme of categories showcases technical innovation and improved efficiencies that impact the wider organization and your end customers.

Cloud pioneers

Driving business innovation and agility, and lowering TCO with a modern IT environment using Cloudera on public cloud infrastructure.[2]

Innovators in machine learning and artificial intelligence

Leveraging advanced data science and machine learning practices to better predict business and customer outcomes with the Cloudera platform.

Special impact

This theme of categories captures some of the unique use cases not represented above, including impact outside the business sphere as well as for the newest users.

Modern architecture for big results

Achieving a major effect on the organization's revenue or costs, or reaching a particularly remarkable performance or capability metric, to make the impossible possible.[3][4]

Rookie of the year

Delivering the most impressive, measurable results to make the impossible possible for an organization just starting their Cloudera journey in the past 12 months.

Societal impact

Positively impact society, the planet, or humankind with a modern data platform.

Prizes

Winners receive the following, valued at approximately USD $5,200*:

*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.

Prizes

Winners receive the following, valued at approximately USD $5,200*:

*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.

Evaluation

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.

More details

  • Nominees must have Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH) 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.

  • Upon nomination submission, nominees will be required to provide explicit consent to being nominated for a 2017 Data Impact Award and to sharing the information disclosed in their nomination with the 2017 Data Impact Award judges. The Data Impact Award judges will not publish information about any nominee or their use case information without explicit prior consent.

  • Cloudera will announce award winners at Strata Data 2017 in New York City during an invitation-only dinner event on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. It will also be announced and promoted with a blog and press release that will be available on www.cloudera.com. Use case information provided in the nomination form may be included in the blog and press release announcements, but all winners will have the opportunity to review that content before it is published.

  • Cloudera reserves the right to contact nominees regarding publishing a written case study summary based on the information provided in the Data Impact Awards nomination form. We will not publish any named customer case study without explicit prior written permission.

  • If you have questions about the Data Impact Awards, please email ClouderaEngaged@cloudera.com.

  • Promotion open to nominees 18 years or older (or of majority under applicable law, whichever is older) who run Cloudera in a production data management environment. Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. PT on July 31, 2017. Click here for Official Rules and more start/end date information. Winners will be selected by a group of judges chosen by Cloudera management. To enter, follow the directions above to complete the submission form by the entry deadline. Void where prohibited.

Footnotes

  • [1] Instrument your business projects may include insights from data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and/or other data sources.  

  • [2] Cloud applications that show significant innovation in a development or test environment may also be nominated.

  • [3] A modern architecture powers data science, data engineering, analytic and/or operational workloads.

  • [4] If the Modern architecture for big results nomination also fits in another category, please submit for both.