To understand what drives our technology, one must first take a look under the hoodie.
Cloudera was founded in 2008 by some of the brightest minds at Silicon Valley’s leading companies—including Google (Christophe Bisciglia), Yahoo! (Amr Awadallah), Oracle (Mike Olson), and Facebook (Jeff Hammerbacher). Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, joined the company in 2009 as Chief Architect and remains in that role. Today, Cloudera has over 1,600 employees across the globe–each one with their own hoodie.
Our data points
|Founders (previous affiliation)||
Mike Olson (Oracle)
|Market||The modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics|
|Business Model||Hybrid Open Source Software|
|Primary Capital||$670 million pre-IPO
$259 million gross IPO proceeds
|Global Operations||28 countries|
|Headquarters||Palo Alto, CA|
Apache Hadoop Committer Seats
Apache Project Management Committee (PMC) Seats
Number of Certified Solutions
Number of Hadoop Ecosystem Projects Founded
All information as of October 31, 2016.
1Apache Avro, Apache BigTop, Apache Crunch, Apache Flume, Apache HBase, HDFS, Apache Hive, Hue, Apache Impala (incubating), Impyla, Kite SDK, Apache Lucene / Solr, MapReduce, Oryx, MRUnit, Pandas, Apache Parquet, Apache Sentry, Apache Sqoop, Apache Whirr, Apache ZooKeeper, Apache HTrace (incubating), Livy, Ibis, Apache Kudu (incubating), and RecordService.
2Number of people trained in face-to-face classes (Cloudera also delivers Hadoop training through a Massively Open Online Course [MOOC] developed in conjunction with Udacity).