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We believe data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow: Cloudera

We believe data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow: Cloudera

The use of Big Data is becoming a crucial way for leading companies to outperform their peers. In most industries, established competitors and new entrants alike will leverage data-driven strategies to innovate, compete, and capture value. In healthcare, data pioneers are analyzing the health outcomes of pharmaceuticals when they were widely prescribed, and discovering benefits and risks that were not evident during necessarily more limited clinical trials. Other early adopters of Big Data are using data from sensors embedded in products from children’s toys to industrial goods to determine how these products are actually used in the real world. Such knowledge then informs the creation of new service offerings and the design of future products.

Cloudera was established in 2008 by top tech companies in Silicon Valley, including Google (Christophe Bisciglia), Yahoo! (Amr Awadallah), Oracle (Mike Olson), and Facebook (Jeff Hammerbacher). Cloudera founders believe that open source, open standards, and open markets are best. This belief is crucial to the firm’s values.

Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop joined the company in 2009 as Chief Architect and remains to be in the same post. At present, the company has over 1,600 employees and established offices in 24 countries with its headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

Cloudera’s CSR activities

Since the firm’s inception, Cloudera donated more than 4,000 employee hours and has partnered with more than 20 not-for-profit organizations globally. Many not-for-profits strive to be data driven, but lack the resources to implement and drive these programs. Cloudera Cares is committed to helping bridge these gaps for not-for-profits, from both a data and people standpoint. In 2014, Cloudera Cares partnered with DataKind, to help enable not-for-profits to drive their own data strategies and implementations of advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Cloudera Cares continued the data-driven theme with Thorn, who built their Spotlight tool on Cloudera software. In 2016, Thorn’s Impact Report noted that 6,000-plus sexual trafficking victims were identified, of which 2,000-plus were children, through the use of Spotlight. Cloudera Cares and Thorn expanded the partnership in 2016 to include Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub and professional services hours.

Cloudera’s most recent joint partnership, announced in 2017, is with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Intel. The company is running a hackathon series with the quest to bring children home.

Philanthropy

Since the company’s inception in early 2014, Cloudera Cares has partnered with DataKind and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Along with partnerships with these organizations, every offices of Cloudera will organize events supporting local charities. Cloudera Cares also contributes to the community via hosting and sponsoring hackathons that support Data-For-Good movement.

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Cloudera Analytic DB

Business intelligence and analytics are still acting as lifeblood of business. But many enterprises are stuck in a pattern of simply trying to keep up with the status quo, in lieu of shifting for the future. Cloudera’s modern analytic database, powered by Apache Impala, is the sole solution that brings high-performance SQL analytics to big data. Power your business with the platform that can meet the needs of today, and evolve to meet those of tomorrow.

 Cloudera Operational DB

Relational or NoSQL, structured or unstructured, Operational DB delivers insights at the speed of business. Data is the reason of business being successful. Supplied with the right data at the right time, decision makers across industries can guide their organizations toward improved efficiency, new customer insights, better products and services, and decreased risk. Cloudera includes operational database — powered by open source technologies such as Apache HBase, Apache Kudu, and Apache Spark™ — delivers a secure, low-latency, high-concurrency experience that can extract the real-time insights you need from big data.

Cloudera Data Science & Engineering

Cloudera Data Science helps you better access Apache Hadoop data with those tools that are familiar and Performant and also addresses all the aspects of modern predictive analytics. With the help of Cloudera you can perform advanced data engineering, exploratory data science, and machine learning at scale.

Furnished industry solutions

Regulatory compliance

Enforce and scale compliance with an evolving set of regulations, from Dodd-Frank, CCAR and BCBS239 to Know Your Customer (KYC) and OATS. An enterprise data hub is the best system for maintaining comprehensive audit trails while making all your data available for analysis.  

Fraud prevention and AML

Detect and prevent fraud by enriching and analyzing full data sets at rest and streaming in real- time across systems. Build machine learning models that predict cybercrime, money-laundering, and insider threats faster and with near-perfect accuracy.

Proactive Quality Assurance

Quality compliance costs 100 times more to correct a problem during maintenance than in pre-production. Reduce development timelines up to 50% with an enterprise data hub while responding to performance concerns in real-time and eliminating defects prior to manufacture.

Meet the luminary: Tom Reilly, Chief Executive Officer

Tom has a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Prior to Cloudera, he was vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP. Previous to HP, Tom served as CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight, which HP acquired in 2010. Tom led ArcSight through its successful initial public offering and subsequent sale to HP. Before ArcSight, Tom was vice president of business information services for IBM, following the acquisition of Trigo Technologies, a master data management (MDM) software company, where he served as CEO. Tom currently is a board member for Jive Software, privately held Ombud, ThreatStream, and Cloudera. Tom graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering.

“The world’s leading organizations choose us to grow their businesses, improve lives, and advance human achievement.”

“We enable you to transform vast amounts of complex data into clear and actionable insights to enhance your business and exceed your expectations.”


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