Cloudera, a prominent player in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today unveiled Cloudera Connect: Cloud, an expanded Cloudera Connect Partner Program to support deployment of Hadoop in public cloud environments. Cloudera has recently issued a series of separate strategic partnership announcements with leading cloud solution providers who have already joined the program, including: Savvis (a CenturyLink company), SoftLayer (an IBM company), T-Systems, and Verizon Cloud.
As Hadoop adoption evolves, so too do the requirements organizations have for big data solutions. Enterprises continue to embrace the flexibility and accessibility of the cloud for mission-critical applications, and companies are now looking to combine the benefits of the cloud with the data processing and analytic power of the Apache Hadoop platform, which traditionally has been deployed on localized hardware. To begin integrating all the capabilities of Hadoop into the cloud, Cloudera has expanded its partner program to include a new cloud services and solution provider division: Cloudera Connect: Cloud.
The cloud is the future of the enterprise, and Cloudera and Hadoop are part of that future,” said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer at Cloudera. “We remain committed to solving higher order big data problems for our customers that will enable them to ask bigger questions and derive more sophisticated insights from their data — wherever it lives — from a single, unified enterprise data management platform. Cloudera’s richly diverse partner ecosystem is helping to provide the innovation and variety that our customers require to solve all of their data challenges.
The Cloudera Connect Partner Program is designed to champion partner advancement and solution development for the Cloudera Enterprise ecosystem.
Additionally, the company announced its new Cloudera Connect: Innovators program to help customers harness the latest innovations from the open source ecosystem. The program’s charter partner, DataBricks, which was spun out of AMPLab at the University of California at Berkeley, is the company behind the popular Apache Spark framework. With Apache Spark, Cloudera users can now perform rapid, resilient processing of in-memory datasets stored in Hadoop, as well as general data processing.