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Carahsoft and Cloudera Team to Help Government Agencies Address Big Data

Cloudera Enterprise and Training on Apache Hadoop and Related Technologies
Now Available on Carahsoft GSA Schedule 


RESTON, Va. and PALO ALTO, Calif. — August 7, 2012 – Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, and Cloudera Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-grade Apache Hadoop data management software, services and training, and today announced a partnership that will make Cloudera’s Hadoop-based big data software and services available to government agencies via Carahsoft’s General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule.

“We are pleased to expand our Big Data and Open Source Solutions portfolios with Cloudera, the most established and embraced Hadoop player in the industry,” said Michael Shrader, vice president of Innovative and Intelligence Solutions at Carahsoft. “Cloudera’s products, services and training provide government agencies with a proven, affordable and complete solution to lower data-processing costs and easily derive business value from the data and information they collect and generate.”

Big data has evolved into a resource that organizations can tap for new kinds of previously difficult- or impossible-to-gain insights. This has created fresh opportunities as well as unique technology challenges for federal agencies. Hadoop technology enables insights to be gleaned from big data but is difficult and expensive to deploy in production and maintain over time. Cloudera’s solutions make it simple for government agencies to implement and use Hadoop to take advantage of the massive amounts of data available for processing. 

Today, more than half of the Fortune 50 run open source Apache Hadoop based on Cloudera. With tens of thousands of nodes in production, Cloudera has established itself as the unequivocal category leader. The company is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise by providing a proven Hadoop platform that is hardened for enterprise use with deep consideration for high availability, scalability, performance and ease of use. 

“Cloudera’s hardened, tested and completely open source distribution of Apache Hadoop, comprehensive Hadoop management software and full range of Hadoop support, training and services provide government agencies with the means to quickly and easily deploy and maintain Hadoop in production to run mission critical processes,” Tim Stevens, vice president of business and corporate development at Cloudera. “Cloudera’s presence in the government sector is growing and we look forward to working with Carahsoft to accelerate adoption of our solutions by forward-thinking agencies that aim to leverage big data to accomplish their missions more efficiently and effectively.” 

Cloudera solutions and Hadoop training courses are now available on Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y. For more information, view Big Data and Apache Hadoop: Information You Can Use to Start Your Deployment, an on-demand webcast sponsored by Cloudera and Carahsoft, or contact Michael Adams at Carahsoft at 703-871-8681. 

About Cloudera 

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training, 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, 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 Manager software and Cloudera Support. 

Cloudera also offers training and certification on Apache technologies, as well as consulting services. 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.