About Cloudera

It’s our goal to help customers transform the way they think about and use their data. We do that by providing them with the technology, support and services to help them transition into an organization that uses their data (all of it) to drive their business.  We do that by delivering a transformative Big Data solution that’s based on an open source technology called Apache Hadoop. Hadoop is a game-changer for data management for 3 reasons:

BRINGS STORAGE AND COMPUTATION TOGETHER IN A SINGLE SYSTEM

  • PROCESS & ANALYZE DATA IN PLACE
  • REMOVE NETWORK BOTTLENECKS
  • ELIMINATE DATA MIGRATIONS

WORKS WITH EVERY TYPE OF DATA, IN ITS NATIVE FORMAT

  • NO NEED TO FIT A SINGLE SCHEMA
  • NOTHING LOST THROUGH ETL
  • LOOK AT ALL YOUR DATA FOR A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW

CHANGES THE ECONOMICS OF DATA MANAGEMENT

  • OSS + COMMODITY HARDWARE
  • KEEP EVERYTHING ONLINE
  • SUPERCOMPUTING FOR EVERYONE
 
Cloudera’s complete solution includes software, education and professional services. We provide the most comprehensive Hadoop solution available. We can engage with you no matter where you are on the Big Data “learning curve” and give you everything you need to make your deployment a success.  Cloudera Enterprise is our Big Data platform based on Apache Hadoop. There are three components to Cloudera Enterprise. First, CDH which is our 100% open source and enterprise-ready Hadoop distribution, Cloudera Manager which provides central, end-to-end administration for CDH, and Cloudera Support which provides either 8x5 or 24x7 technical support for both CDH and Cloudera Manager.  Cloudera University is our comprehensive education program for Hadoop developers, administrators, managers and data scientists.

CDH

CDH is our 100% open source and enterprise-ready distribution of Apache Hadoop that incorporates core Hadoop (HDFS and MapReduce) as well as more than a dozen other leading open source projects. Everything needed to successfully integrate CDH into your existing infrastructure is included with the system. The functionality falls into 5 main buckets: Storage and Computation (the core elements of Apache Hadoop); Integration between the open source projects included in CDH as well as with other technologies like RDBMS, BI tools, and Operating Systems; methods for Access including query languages, libraries and a user interface; and largest ecosystem of certified and compatible technologies available. Cloudera is the standard for Hadoop in the enterprise, so all of the leading vendors across hardware, software and services integrate with and build on CDH first.  CDH is the leading distribution of Hadoop. It offers the most enterprise features, is the most widely deployed in production environments (we average around 8,000 downloads per month) and is still 100% Apache licensed and open source.

Cloudera Manager

Cloudera Manager is our centralized, end-to-end management application for CDH. Since Hadoop is a distributed system with many moving parts, a simple, powerful tool for administration is an absolute must for successful management of large clusters. Cloudera Manager provides 4 critical capabilities – Deployment of the entire CDH stack through an easy-to-use wizard; Configuration for all hosts and services running with procedural controls and setting recommendations based on environmental factors; Monitoring of all hosts and services running with a full range of customizable events and alerts; and a complete set of Diagnostic and Reporting tools to help you resolve issues quickly and make sure that system resources are allocated appropriately.  Essentially, Cloudera Manager is our Hadoop expertise realized in software. It makes managing even the largest of clusters simple, straight-forward and efficient.

Cloudera Support

In addition to CDH and Cloudera Manager, the Cloudera Enterprise subscription also includes technical support for both components. Cloudera’s technical support team is the best in the business. We have a world-wide, dedicated team (as opposed to engineers doing support in their spare time like some competitors) comprised of people who actually write Hadoop code. This means that, unlike many competitors, our support team can actually write and submit code to the Apache projects to fix customer issues. Without open source contributors and committers, the best a competitor can do is provide work-arounds for issues encountered. Said another way, unless you have contributors and committers on your support team, you CANNOT truly support customers in production.  No one knows Hadoop better and has a broader range of experience supporting clusters across industries. Support is available in either 8x5 or 24x7 windows, depending on SLAs.

Cloudera University

Cloudera University provides a full range of courses for Hadoop administrators, developers, managers and data scientists. We have the most mature and comprehensive curriculum available as well as the most experienced instructors. The Cloudera certifications are also the industry recognized standard for Hadoop expertise. We offer certifications for administrators, developers and HBase for data scientists.  Our standard training courses and certifications are offered in 140 countries worldwide. Customized, private training courses are also available upon request.

Cloudera Professional Services

Most customers looking to get started with Hadoop choose to engage with our pro services team first. Our team of experienced data practitioners and Hadoop operators can walk you through every step of a successful implementation – customized for your environment. We’ll work with you on use case discovery, proof-of-concept, product pilots and actual at-scale deployment. We’ll help you deploy the technology, build your team and establish processes and best-practices that will ensure your continued success as you scale your infrastructure.