Cloudera - History

Cloudera filed for an initial public offering in March 2017, and on April 28, 2017, its shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CLDR.

Cloudera - History

In March 2009, Cloudera announced the availability of Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop in conjunction with a $5 million investment led by Accel Partners. In 2011, the company raised a further $40 million from Ignition Partners, Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, and In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm with open connections to the CIA.

Cloudera - History

Cloudera was founded in 2008 by three engineers from Google, Yahoo! and Facebook (Christophe Bisciglia, Amr Awadallah and Jeff Hammerbacher, respectively) joined by a former Oracle executive (Mike Olson).


Cloudera started as a hybrid open-source Apache Hadoop distribution, CDH (Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), that targeted enterprise-class deployments of that technology. Cloudera states that more than 50% of its engineering output is donated upstream to the various Apache-licensed open source projects (Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache Avro, Apache HBase, and so on) that combine to form the Apache Hadoop platform. Cloudera is also a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.

Cloudera - History

In September 2017, Cloudera acquired Fast Forward Labs (FFL), a leading machine learning and applied artificial intelligence research and development company in an effort to deepen Cloudera’s expertise in the application of machine learning to practical business problems. The new division is headed up by FFL co-founder and CEO Hilary Mason.

Cloudera - Products and services

Cloudera also offers a managed-service offering on the cloud: * Altus Data Engineering which provides a cloud-native offering of Cloudera Data Engineering.

Cloudera - History

In January 2012, Oracle Corporation announced a partnership with Cloudera for its Oracle Big Data Appliance. In January 2013, Dell announced a partnership with Cloudera. In March 2013, Intel invested $740 million in Cloudera for an 18% investment. In May 2013, SAS Institute announced a partnership. In June 2014, Accenture announced a service offering based on Cloudera. In June 2014, Cloudera acquired Gazzang, which developed encryption and key management software. In October 2014, Cloudera announced the first Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) with MasterCard. In February 2015, Deloitte announced an alliance with Cloudera. In May 2015, Capgemini announced a marketing program for SAP HANA and Cloudera. On July 9, 2015, Cloudera announced a partnership with Teradata. In September 2015, Cloudera announced the Kudu storage manager. In September 2015, Microsoft Azure announced full support of Cloudera Enterprise.

Cloudera - History

In June 2013, Tom Reilly became chief executive, although Olson remained as chairman of the board and chief strategist. Reilly was chief executive at ArcSight when it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2010. In March 2014 Cloudera announced a $900 million funding round, led by Intel Capital ($740 million), for which Intel received an 18% share in Cloudera and Intel dropped its own Hadoop distribution and dedicated 70 Intel engineers to work exclusively on Cloudera projects. Additional funds came from T Rowe Price; Google Ventures; an affiliate of MSD Capital, L.P., the private investment firm for Michael S. Dell; and others.

Cloudera - History

Architect Doug Cutting, also a former chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, authored the open-source Lucene and Nutch search technologies before he and Mike Cafarella wrote the initial Hadoop software in 2004. He designed and managed a Hadoop storage and analysis cluster at Yahoo! before joining Cloudera in 2009. The chief operating officer was Kirk Dunn until 2015.

Cloudera - History

In 2016, Cloudera was ranked #5 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list.

Cloudera - History

In October 2018, Cloudera and Hortonworks announced they would be merging in an all-stock merger of equals. . The merger completed in January 2019.

Cloudera - History

In January 2016, Tata Consultancy Services announced an Internet of things framework based on Cloudera for sensor data analytics. In February 2016, EMC announces evolution in advanced storage with DSSD support for Cloudera

Christophe Bisciglia

Christophe Bisciglia (born 1980) is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur known for his work with big data and cloud computing. Known for helping to popularize the programming model MapReduce while working at Google, and in addition he co-founded Cloudera and WibiData.


ePlus, Inc. (nasdaq: PLUS) is an American IT assets selling and financing company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. The company was formerly known as MLC Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to ePlus, inc. in 1999. In February, 2014, the company's subsidiary, ePlus Technology Inc., was awarded by Cisco as Customer Satisfaction Excellence Golden Star because of its 12-month quality service. The company has joined the Cloudera Connect Partner Program, which is most influential community of industry's IT vendors and sellers for Hadoop-based applications. It has a market capitalization of $1.303 Billion with an enterprise value of $1.19 Billion.

Wes McKinney - Career

McKinney co-founded Datapad with Cheng She in January 2013, with McKinney as CEO. Datapad developed a data visualization product also on the Python stack targeting enterprise customers. Datapad was funded by Accel Partners and others, and was acquired by Cloudera in September 2014. McKinney joined the engineering team at Cloudera following the acquisition. He worked on an open-source project called Ibis, incubated within Cloudera Labs, aiming at using Python for big data problems. In 2016, McKinney joined the investment fund Two Sigma Investments to work on Apache Arrow. In 2018, he launched Ursa Labs.

Apache Hadoop

The term Hadoop is often used for both base modules and sub-modules and also the ecosystem, or collection of additional software packages that can be installed on top of or alongside Hadoop, such as Apache Pig, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, Apache Phoenix, Apache Spark, Apache ZooKeeper, Cloudera Impala, Apache Flume, Apache Sqoop, Apache Oozie, and Apache Storm.

Cleo (company) - Business

Cleo solutions span a variety of industries, including transportation, logistics and supply chain, retail, third-party logistics, warehouse management and transportation management, healthcare, financial services and government. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs adopted Cleo's fax technology, Cleo Streem, in 2013 when in need of FIPS 140-2-compliant technology to protect information, and the City of Atlanta has used Cleo Streem for network and desktop faxing since 2006. Cleo also serves U.S. transportation logistics company MercuryGate International and SaaS-based food logistics organization ArrowStream, powers the architecture for several major supply chain companies, such as JDA Software and SAP, and integrates the pharmaceutical supply chain for such companies as Octapharma. Cleo partners with Hortonworks and Cloudera for big data integration.

Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology - Research

Data scientist Jeffrey Hammerbacher from Cloudera joined the institute in 2012 as an assistant professor. In an interview with Charlie Rose he said that his goal is to establish scalable infrastructure for data storage and analysis and to use that foundation to integrate genomic data with existing health records and improve the quality of health care.

Hortonworks - History

In October 2018, Hortonworks and Cloudera announced they would be merging in an all-stock merger of equals.

Apache Impala - Description

In early 2013, a column-oriented file format called Parquet was announced for architectures including Impala. In December 2013, Amazon Web Services announced support for Impala. In early 2014, MapR added support for Impala. In 2015, another format called Kudu was announced, which Cloudera proposed to donate to the Apache Software Foundation along with Impala. Impala graduated to an Apache Top-Level Project (TLP) on 28 November 2017.