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It's time to spotlight your success with data

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. 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.

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The winning organizations' implementations demonstrate outstanding objectives in their mission, technical advancement, and overall impact.

Nominated finalists

Here are this year’s finalists, listed by award theme and category.

Business Impact

Instrument Your Business

Secure Your Business


Customer Insight

  • Credit Suisse (nominated by Cognizant
  • Novantas
  • PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk (nominated by Kogentix)
  • Sky Network Television Limited
  • TE Connectivity

Technical Impact

Cloud Pioneers

Innovators in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Special Impact

Modern Architecture for Big Results

  • BSE Limited (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange)
  • BT Group Plc
  • TD Bank Group
  • T-Mobile
  • Large Global Healthcare Leader

Rookie of the Year

Societal Impact

  • Baylor College of Medicine - Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC)
  • Be the Match
  • Cerner
  • Dignity Health
  • Kaiser Permanente (nominated by Trifacta)

Highlighting achievements in 8 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]

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.

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.



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 in the other two themes, 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]

Societal impact

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

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.  

“This year’s Data Impact Award nominees represent data-driven leaders across all sectors of business and locations around the globe. We celebrate their accomplishments and are honored to give them the recognition they deserve.”

—Mick Hollison, CMO, Cloudera

Data Impact prizes

Join the best and brightest minds at Strata Data in NYC 

This 3-day premier conference will give you access to learn and network with data innovators and thought leaders from around the world.

Be our guest at the Data Impact Awards Celebration

Join the elite group of award winners as our VIP guest as we honor and highlight your achievements and contributions on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in NYC.

Attend a complimentary Cloudera University course 

With classroom training in more than 50 cities around the world and online, Cloudera U. offers an industry-leading, dynamic training curriculum.

PR Recognition

You will be recognized as a Data Impact Award winner in the announcement press release, highlighted in the Cloudera Vision Blog and social media, and featured in a success story detailing your achievements.

Prices valued at USD $5200. 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.


The winners for the Data Impact Awards are determined 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. [5]

“The Data Impact Awards: This is the ‘academy awards’ of data solutions.”

—Bob Gourley, CTO and Crucial Point


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 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

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 has been extended to 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday August 4, 2017 (from 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.


[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.
[5] Individual judges do not judge any category with nominations from organizations affiliated with the judge’s organization or judge.