Cloudera Honored as a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

Cloudera Honored as a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner 
Red Herring Names Cloudera One of the Year's Most Innovative, Private
Technology Companies Worldwide 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/12 --  Cloudera, the category
leader that sets the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise,
today announced it has been honored as a winner of Red Herring's 2012
Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition that highlights the
year's most innovative private technology companies and entrepreneurs
from around the globe for technology advancements across multiple
"Cloudera is very pleased to be selected as a Global Top 100
recipient," said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. "Winning this award
builds on the momentum behind Cloudera's vision for the next
generation of data management, where interactivity with data at the
speed of thought enables enterprises to Ask Bigger Questions of their
data in real-time. This recognition from Red Herring further
underscores Cloudera's market-leading position as the standard for
Hadoop in the enterprise." 
Red Herring's Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction
for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red
Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such
as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube,
and eBay would change the way we live and work.  
"Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means
a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.
"After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list
down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100
Winners. We believe Cloudera embodies the vision, drive and
innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Cloudera
should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the
strongest it has ever been." 
The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating
the most innovative technologies and business models originating from
more than 1,000 companies from over 40 countries. Red Herring's
editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and
qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology
innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. 
This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track
record and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red
Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable
instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new
business models from around the world. The companies chosen represent
winners of past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards. 
For the complete list of winners, please visit: 
About Cloudera
 Cloudera, the standard for Apache Hadoop in the
enterprise, empowers data-driven enterprises to Ask Bigger
Questions(TM) and get bigger answers from all their data at the speed
of thought. Cloudera Enterprise, the platform for Big Data, now with
Cloudera Enterprise Real Time Queries powered by Impala, enables
organizations to easily derive business value from structured and
unstructured data to achieve a significant competitive advantage.
Reinventing the economics and performance of Big Data management,
Cloudera is the category leader in Apache Hadoop-based software,
services and training. CDH (Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache
Hadoop), 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. 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 Big Data experience and expertise are unrivaled.  
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Hope Nicora
Bhava Communications
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