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Finalists Announced for 2013 Data Impact Awards

Inaugural Awards Honor Innovative Uses of CDH

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/13 -- Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the finalists in its 2013 Data Impact Awards. The awards will recognize and honor innovative use cases for CDH, Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop, a significant component of Cloudera's Platform for Big Data. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner and ceremony on Monday 29th, October at Strata + Hadoop World, New York.

"Data Impact Award finalists and winners are organizations that are transforming the way they use data to address critical challenges and conduct business," said Alan Saldich, vice president, Marketing, Cloudera. "Our customers are the leaders and visionaries in their industries around the world; they are asking bigger questions that lead to real insight whether they are assessing fraud risk, looking for oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico or saving millions of dollars on data warehouse expansion. They are using Cloudera as the foundation to do it and we are proud to recognize their great work."

The 2013 Data Impact Awards recognize achievements of CDH users in five categories. This year's finalists include:

  • Business Impact
    • AMD, Lively Impact, MasterCard, Pythian

  • Community Contributions
    • Cloudwick, Compendium, Gravity

  • Integration with Existing IT
    • MasterCard, NGData, VIC-DATA

  • Pervasive User Adoption
    • Allstate, Lively Impact, Shopzilla

  • Social Impact
    • Explorys, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Opower

The award finalists and winners are decided by guest judges from across the enterprise management industry. Judges include:

  • Ron Powell, BeyeNETWORK
  • Bob Gourley, CTO Vision
  • Merv Adrian, Gartner
  • Vance McCarthy, Integration Developer News
  • Tony Baer, Ovum
  • James Governor, RedMonk
  • Matt Aslett, The451 Group
  • Joe McKendrick, Independent Analyst

About Cloudera
Founded in 2008, Cloudera pioneered the business case for Hadoop with CDH, the world's most comprehensive, thoroughly tested and widely deployed 100% open source distribution of Apache Hadoop in both commercial and non-commercial environments. Now, the company is redefining data management with its Platform for Big Data, Cloudera Enterprise, empowering enterprises to Ask Bigger Questions™ and gain rich, actionable insights from all their data, to quickly and easily derive real business value that translates into competitive advantage. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and leading educator of data professionals with the broadest array of Hadoop training and certification programs, Cloudera also offers comprehensive consulting services. Over 700 partners across hardware, software and services have teamed with Cloudera to help meet organizations' big data goals. With tens of thousands of nodes under management and hundreds of customers across diverse markets, Cloudera is the category leader that has set the standard for Hadoop in the enterprise.

Note: Cloudera, Cloudera Platform for Big Data and CDH are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cloudera in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

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