STRATA+HADOOP WORLD SAN JOSE, Calif., March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cloudera, the provider of the leading global platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open source technologies, today announced that it has expanded its already robust and successful Cloudera Connect Partner Program with the launch of a Cloudera Solutions Gallery, the addition of Cloudera Partner Impact Awards, and enhancements to the Cloudera Connect Channel Program. With these expanded offerings, the Cloudera Connect Partner Program is better positioned than ever to help customers and partners fully utilize their current investments as well as to support building the next generation analytics platforms for data intensive workloads such as AI and machine learning.
The Cloudera Solutions Gallery augments the expansive Cloudera partner ecosystem that includes more than 2,800 partners globally, with a storefront of more than 100 solutions. Both Cloudera and Cloudera Connect partners offer apps and solutions that align with the key business value drivers customers care about most: 1) Driving customer insights; 2) Improving product and services efficiencies; 3) Lowering business risk; and 4) Modernizing their architecture. Additionally, the Cloudera Solutions Gallery will showcase proof points of the joint efforts between Cloudera and Cloudera Connect partners across a multitude of horizontal and vertical business use cases.
“We’ve put a great deal of thought and work into these program additions and they underscore Cloudera’s commitment to its partner ecosystem, which expanded by 712 partners, or 33 percent, in 2016,” said Vishal Rao, senior vice president, Field Operations, Cloudera. “Customers are the ultimate and most important beneficiaries of the Cloudera Connect Partner Program, and we encourage our partners to submit for the Cloudera Partner Impact Awards. For those who haven’t yet joined, today there is even more reason to.”
Cloudera Partner Impact Awards
To better appreciate and honor its partners, Cloudera today launched Cloudera Partner Impact Awards, which will consist of two categories: Best Solutions and Business Excellence.
Best Solutions — These awards will recognize Cloudera partners worldwide that create the most innovative solutions directly aligning with the top business value drivers:
Driving customer insights
Improving product and services efficiency
Lowering business risk
Innovators in machine learning and AI
Business Excellence — These awards will recognize both locally and globally the partners that achieve the highest impact in delivering business results.
Cloudera Partner Impact Awards will open for submission on May 1st, 2017 and the inaugural award ceremony will be held at the Cloudera Connect Partner Summit at Strata+Hadoop World in New York in September 2017.
Finally, Cloudera also has enriched its existing partner program with substantial enancements to its channel partner program, which will offer even more ways for Cloudera Connect partners to work with Cloudera. The enhanced Partner Program will include added benefits for Channel partners:
Accelerate skills development through Cloudera training, bootcamp, and certification
Drive demand and pipeline generation through joint go-to-market planning and execution
Increase profitability through service delivery kits and accelerators
"This is an excellent resource for organizations on their big data journey to quickly see solutions that fit their business needs. Customers interested in scalable visual analytic solutions can see Arcadia Data in action for cybersecurity and connected devices on Cloudera's Solutions Gallery. "
-- Steve Wooledge, vice president of Marketing
“Cloudera and CenturyLink together help make it easy for organizations to start on data projects, such as advanced analytics and machine learning. By taking care of many aspects of implementing and maintaining a modernized data platform we help customers to gain business insights and return on investment quickly.”
-- Andrew Clyne, chief data officer
“Big data users need to focus in on the specific slices of the original diverse data sources which are useful for answering specific business questions without losing sight of the bigger picture. Qlik is about building these specific apps downstream from the big data system. With our participation in Cloudera’s Solutions Gallery, we are better positioned than ever to enable our customers across industries like banking and finance, healthcare, telecommunications, and retail to continue discovering business value from their data, regardless of the variety or volume.”
-- Mike Foster, vice president of Technology Alliances
"There is an amazing variety of solutions available in the big data space, but identifying what best meets your needs can be daunting. We are pleased to see Cloudera organize and display the various ways that you can leverage Apache Hadoop with key partners like StreamSets, which in turn means our customers can make better decisions from their data.
-- Rick Bilodeau, vice president of Marketing
Tata Consultancy Services
"The launch of Cloudera's Solutions Gallery provides a much needed one-stop-shop for customers to discover cutting edge solutions built and certified on Cloudera. Our customers are looking for Cloudera certification as a fundamental prerequisite for considering our solutions for their needs. Being featured on Cloudera's Solutions Gallery provides our solutions the visibility and credibility we need to successfully sell our solutions in this competitive market. Two of our most sought-after solutions, namely, the TCS Sensor Data Analytics Framework and the TCS Active Archive solution are available today on the Solutions Gallery."
-- Dr. Satya Ramaswamy, vice president & Global Head of TCS Digital Enterprise
"Cloudera's new Solutions Gallery provides a variety of partner-led solutions that really have impact in the big data market. Zoomdata has been working closely with Cloudera to deliver a new class of Customer Insight Solutions and we are highlighting in the Solutions Gallery, which will provide a deeper understanding of how they deliver real business value to our end customers."
Cloudera delivers the modern data management, analytics and machine learning platform built on the latest open source technologies. The world’s leading organizations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems with Cloudera Enterprise, the fastest, easiest and most secure data platform available for the modern world. Our customers efficiently capture, store, process and analyze vast amounts of data, empowering them to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly, flexibly and at lower cost than has been possible before. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training and professional services. Learn more at cloudera.com.