Cloudera’s claim as the industry leader in Apache Hadoop-based solutions was recently solidified even further by a new report released by Forrester Research. Dubbed “Forrester Wave: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2012,” the February 2012 report names Cloudera as the king of enterprise Hadoop providers.
Forrester’s report described why it chose Cloudera as the leader in the enterprise Hadoop market: “Cloudera is a well-established startup among pure-play vendors in the emerging Hadoop solution market. Its core open source product, Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), has strong uptake among many early adopters and is popular with cloud/SaaS providers that have built Hadoop-based services. Cloudera has software, cloud/SaaS, and appliance offerings, and a substantial and growing professional services force focused on Hadoop training and consulting.”
While the free Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop is Cloudera’s top offering, it’s just one way in which the company helps enterprises that are heavily dependent on data get the most out of both their structured and unstructured data. Its Enterprise solution offers a variety of software including Cloudera Manager combined with the company’s wealth of expertise in the form of Cloudera Support. In addition, Cloudera provides customers training and certification on Apache technologies plus consulting services.
Cloudera’s VP of products Charles Zedlewski responded to Forrester’s praise in the official press release: “Cloudera continues to be a clear and consistent leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services. Our integrated, tested, completely open source distribution of Apache Hadoop, comprehensive suite of management applications and full range of support and services, provide enterprises with the means to quickly and easily deploy and maintain Hadoop in production. We remain deeply committed to the Apache Hadoop open source community and an avid participant in the evolution and advancement of the project. Every component within CDH is 100% open source, and Cloudera employs leading contributors and committers across the Hadoop ecosystem and has incubated prominent projects such as Apache Flume, Sqoop and Oozie. We're pleased to be recognized by Forrester as a leading vendor in the Enterprise Hadoop market.”
Those interested in purchasing and reading “Forrester Wave: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2012” in its entirety can do so by visiting the firm’s official website, www.forrester.com.