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Cloudera Asks Apache Hadoop Fans: Want to Spend a Day Hacking Code With Doug Cutting?

Winner of the 'Be a Cloudera Hero for Apache Hadoop' Contest Receives a Trip to San Francisco to Hack Code With the Creator of Apache Hadoop

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/11 -- Cloudera Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, is inviting Apache Hadoop fans to compete for the opportunity to spend the day in San Francisco hacking code with the creator of Apache Hadoop, Doug Cutting. The Be a Cloudera Hero for Apache Hadoop contest challenges Apache Hadoop users at all levels of experience with the platform to share how they use the power of Hadoop to solve real world problems.

For an entertaining take on how Apache Hadoop is helping companies today, watch Cloudera's new video -- What Can Hadoop Do For You? -- featuring commentary from Cloudera experts, including Mike Olson and Jeff Hammerbacher, as well as an introduction to the contest from Doug Cutting.

To enter the contest, contestants submit a short video showcasing their original ideas for what Apache Hadoop can do and why they should get the opportunity to hack code with Doug Cutting. A panel of judges from Cloudera will review submissions and select a winner. Contest page visitors can give their favorite contestant's video a "thumbs up" each day. The Cloudera judges will consider the most popular contestants' submissions when selecting the winner.

Contest Information

  • Contestants can enter any time between August 24, 2011, and 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on September 16, 2011. Expertise with Apache Hadoop is not necessary.
  • The Cloudera Hero for Apache Hadoop contest page will become open to the public on Monday, September 19, 2011, allowing visitors to choose their favorite entries daily.
  • The contest ends Friday, October 7, 2011, at noon Pacific time.
  • The winner will receive accommodations at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, Calif., from October 27 through October 30, 2011. See the full details on the contest page.

About Cloudera
Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. www.cloudera.com

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