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The Limitless Data Possibilities with the Dell/Cloudera Partnership

Cloudera and Dell offer the only modern data architecture for cloud-native, hybrid, and end-to-end analytics and ML on optimized PowerEdge servers and simple, flexible scale-out Powerscale storage – for limitless possibilities of insight from your data. Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) on Dell is the sole solution you need for cloud-native data analytics for data-in-motion, data engineering, data warehousing, transactional data, and data science that are portable across private and public clouds and optimized for Dell architectures. Specifically, Dell Validated Designs for CDP accelerate deployments and reduce risk with tested and proven integrated solutions that dynamically fit the needs of your business’s specific use cases and offer IT solutions with flexible design choices. That means faster time to value… confidently. With CDP on Dell, power the digital transformation of your business with open data fabrics, lakehouses, mesh, and generative AI to enable revenue growth (eg customer analytics), cost optimization (eg predictive maintenance) and business protection (eg fraud detection) to capitalize on the value of all of your data on proven, optimized architectures… anywhere.

Dell and Cloudera have partnered for over ten years to bring the most innovative, proven data management solutions to our joint customers that dramatically transform their businesses."

Michael Nabhan, Sr. Director Technology Alliances & Business Development.

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry's broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.  Dell Technologies services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

Joint Solution Overview

Dell Technologies and Cloudera have partnered for more than a decade to deliver best-in-class data management solutions for customers with on-premise, hybrid-cloud, or multi-cloud deployments. The CDP Private Cloud Base on Dell infrastructure is based on the collective experience of both companies in deploying and running enterprise production environments.

The Cloudera, Dell solution combines Dell infrastructure components with the Cloudera Data Platform, as well as management tools, training, technology support, and professional services, to give customers a single source to deploy, manage, and scale a comprehensive Data Lakehouse platform.

Cloudera Certification

QATS (Quality Assurance Test Suite)

QATS is Cloudera's highest certification level, designed to rigorously test software file systems, next-gen hardware and containers across Cloudera's product suite.  QATS assures customers that infrastructure is tested and supported for peace of mind.

Key Highlights




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Reference Architectures

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Partnership highlights
  • Dell is a certified Cloudera reseller with over 10 years of experience selling hardware and software solutions dedicated to addressing various big data workloads
  • Dell offers a variety of Reference Architectures, Design Guides, and White Papers for Cloudera CDP that address all areas of a customer’s Data Management journey
  • Together, Dell and Cloudera provide customers with guidance on optimal hardware to streamline the design, planning, and configuration of their Cloudera deployments.
Cloudera Technology Certified Badge
EMEA Partner of the Year Award 2022

Dell & Cloudera – Industry leading infrastructure designs for the industry leading data management platform

  • Dell/Cloudera products
  • Dell Value-adds
Cloudera CDP Base and Cloudera Flow Management combined with Dell Industry Leading Hardware

The only hybrid data platform for modern data architectures with data anywhere.

CDP Data Services

Data Services (Data Engineering, Data Warehousing, and Machine Learning) provide containerized compute analytic applications that scale dynamically and can be upgraded independently, bringing the benefits of the public cloud to the data center.

Validated designs

Accelerate deployment and reduce risks to drive faster time to value for customers.

Decoupled storage

Dell unstructured data solutions (UDS) offers the industry’s best NAS and Object Storage solutions to combine with CDP Base and Data Services.

Use Cases
  • Data management and multi-function analytics for on-premises or hybrid/multi-cloud environments
  • Security, Risk, and Compliance
  • Government Solutions

Data management and multi-function analytics for on-premises or hybrid/multi-cloud environments


Customers need to leverage a hybrid data platform that encompasses the entire data lifecycle to power a wide variety of use cases, driving greater business efficiencies and serving customers better.


When paired with industry-leading Dell infrastructure, the potential use cases that can be addressed through this full-featured data platform are nearly limitless. A few that we’ve seen our customers successfully implement include: Customer 360 analytics, retail inventory and sales analysis, manufacturing operational analysis, eCommerce fraud prevention, network security intelligence, data warehouse consolidation and discount pricing optimization.

Security, Risk, and Compliance


Improving regulatory compliance.


Today, the world’s most innovative enterprises unlock value from their data and compete in the data age with the most valuable and transformative business use cases like predictive maintenance, genomics research, and real-time compliance monitoring.

These use cases require multiple analytics workloads and data science tools and machine learning algorithms to run against the same diverse datasets. However, many businesses still struggle with limited data visibility and insufficient insights, often caused by 

  • Analytic workloads running independently—in silos—because even newer cloud data warehouses and data science tools were never designed to work together
  • Data being everywhere—in data centers, public clouds, and at the Edge—and companies have no practical way to run analytics or apply machine learning algorithms to all their data
  • An incoherent approach to data privacy or IP protection—often resulting in onerous controls that limit business productivity and increase costs

Government Solutions


Government agencies are faced with a multitude of challenges, including aging legacy systems, fraud and abuse, and sophisticated Cyberattacks. 


Dell and Cloudera combine to provide a proven platform that can securely manage their data. Dell and Cloudera Government Solutions addresses these challenges by simplifying data acquisition and delivery—providing public sector leaders with the insights they need to make better and more timely decisions.


Key features & benefits

Dell and Cloudera offer organizations the flexibility to efficiently extract insights from data and make better business decisions – wherever their data may be located. Together we help customers solve the plethora of use cases that can be enabled, such as customer 360 analytics, manufacturing operational analysis, eCommerce fraud prevention, and many more.

Unmatched freedom of choice.  A hybrid data cloud gives you the flexibility of using any cloud with any analytics, and any data, across your entire business. 

 In the digital economy, deploying the right IT is a critical success factor. Modern, flexible infrastructure gives you the ability to increase efficiency and productivity, innovate faster and optimize customer experience.  Dell Reference Architectures incorporate best practices and are sized to meet a variety of business needs. The technologies can be delivered integrated, as well as standardized, for better performance, greater reliability and streamlined implementation.

Building a data-driven culture across the enterprise no longer has to add layers of complexity that impact business agility.  Gain value from all your data with a unified data fabric, open data lakehouse, & scalable data mesh. Deliver a proven, secure data cloud platform leveraging Cloudera CDP on industry-leading, optimized infrastructure from Dell.

Solution Brief

Validated Designs for Analytics: Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud Base on Dell Infrastructure

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