SOURCE: Cloudera


January 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Cloudera Sponsors Apache Software Foundation

Provider of Apache Hadoop-Based Software and Services Continues Its Dedication to Open Source and the Apache Community

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced that it has become an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) sponsor. Furthering its commitment to open source, Cloudera's sponsorship of the non-profit, volunteer-run foundation will help aid organizational, legal and financial support for a broad range of Apache licensed projects. Other Apache Software Foundation sponsors include Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook.

Through a collaborative development process Apache projects deliver freely available software that attracts large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License makes it easy for all users, both commercial and individual, to deploy Apache products.

"The Apache Software Foundation has made tremendous contributions to the open source ecosystem since 1999," said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. "The Hadoop project, since its very earliest days, has relied on Apache infrastructure and governance. The entire Hadoop community benefits enormously from ASF support. Cloudera is pleased and proud to join ASF as a sponsor."

As the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based software and services, Cloudera actively contributes to the Hadoop project as well as other related Apache projects including HBase, Hive, Avro, Whirr, Pig and Zookeeper. Cloudera's Distribution for Apache Hadoop (CDH) is 100% open source, Apache licensed and freely available for download. For more information, visit

About Cloudera

Cloudera ( is the leading provider of Hadoop-based software and services and works with customers in financial services, web, telecommunications, government and others industries. The company's products, Cloudera Enterprise and Cloudera's Distribution for Apache Hadoop, help organizations profit from all of their information. Cloudera's Distribution for Apache Hadoop is the most comprehensive Apache Hadoop-based platform in the industry. Cloudera Enterprise is the most cost-effective way to perform large-scale data storage and analysis and includes the tools, platform and support necessary to use Hadoop in a production environment. Cloudera provides professional services, technical support and training to help any business use the software created by Google, Facebook and Yahoo! Founded by pioneers in large-scale data and home of the original Apache Hadoop creator, Cloudera is a private company backed by venture investors Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Meritech Capital Partners with headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.

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