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Cloudera Inc.

April 29, 2013 07:00 ET

Cloudera Announces Strategic Alliance With SAS

New Partnership Expands Integration of Cloudera's Platform for Big Data With SAS Software

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) - Cloudera, the category leader that sets the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced a new strategic business alliance with SAS to further integrate analytics with Hadoop environments for large enterprises. Customers are now empowered to quickly and easily analyze their data in Hadoop by connecting SAS directly to their Cloudera-powered Big Data repositories. Cloudera's Platform for Big Data offers the full power of Hadoop to SAS customers, enabling them to quickly explore and analyze all of their Hadoop-based data through familiar and easy-to-use SAS data management and analytics products. Users can now analyze all of their Hadoop-based structured and unstructured data and seize new opportunities to derive actionable insight.

"Due to the continued growth of Big Data and increased adoption of Hadoop by SAS customers, Cloudera was an obvious alliance addition for SAS," said Scott VanValkenburgh, SAS Senior Director of Alliances. "Their platform is well-suited to address our customers' desire for SAS and Hadoop integration."

Leveraging SAS data management tools with Hadoop's open platform and parallel architecture, business analysts can instantly query data in Hadoop without additional training. Through the partnership, SAS will contribute to Cloudera University's global training programs, which have trained more than 15,000 Hadoop developers, administrators and data scientists since inception. Additionally, the companies will conduct joint research and development projects to continue advancing Big Data analytics with Hadoop for the enterprise.

"SAS and Cloudera share a common vision of delivering access to more data across the enterprise, and we look forward to the benefits our alliance relationship will bring to companies worldwide. By combining SAS Data Management, SAS High-Performance Analytics software and SAS Visual Analytics software with Hadoop, we make it possible for more users to uncover important insights that are trapped in large amounts of data," said Tim Stevens, vice president, business and corporate development at Cloudera.

Cloudera and SAS to Present Together at SAS Global Forum
Highlighting the new business advantages of the Cloudera and SAS alliance, the companies will be presenting during two panel sessions at the SAS Global Forum 2013, April 28 - May 1 in San Francisco, California.

Session 507-2013: Searching for Business Value in Big Data with Hadoop
Monday, April 29, 3:00 - 3:50pm
Location: Salon 10, 11, 12 - Marriott Marquis
Speakers: Mike Olson (Cloudera), Gavin Day (SAS), and Paul Kent (SAS)

Session 508-2013: How IT Completes the Big Data Puzzle with Hadoop
Monday, April 29, 4:00 - 4:50pm
Location: Salon 10, 11, 12 - Marriott Marquis
Speakers: Mike Olson (Cloudera), Pauline Nist (Intel), Paul Kent (SAS), and Gavin Day (SAS)

To learn more about the SAS Global Forum 2013, or to register for the event, visit:

About Cloudera
Founded in 2008, Cloudera pioneered the business case for Hadoop with CDH, the world's most comprehensive, tested and widely deployed 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 a leading educator of data professionals, 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.

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