Karmasphere And Cloudera Form Strategic Big Data Partnership


Big Data Leaders Join Forces, Certify Solutions, and Deliver Fast-Start Environment to Facilitate Big Data Intelligence on Hadoop

Cupertino, CA – November 8, 2011 – Karmasphere™, a Big Data Intelligence company, and Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced they are aligning to ensure Hadoop success in the enterprise, through a mutual commitment to integration and interoperability of their products for existing and new joint customers.

As part of the alliance, Karmasphere has validated that its products are compatible with the latest version of Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH). Karmasphere joins a select group of companies that qualify as Cloudera Certified Technology providers, testing and validating that Karmasphere Analyst and Karmasphere Studio use supported APIs and comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.  Moreover, Karmasphere has also joined the recently launched Cloudera Connect Partner Program.

A visible outcome of the partnership is Karmasphere’s fast start development environment for CDH.  This free offering comprises a pre-loaded, self-contained virtual appliance (VA) that includes products from both companies to let developers start creating Big Data MapReduce jobs and deploying them quickly to Hadoop. The VA hosts on Linux, Windows and MacOS systems and includes Karmasphere Studio Community and CDH hosted inside the VA on Ubuntu Linux. Karmasphere is demonstrating the VA this week at Cloudera-sponsored Hadoop World 2011 in New York.

“The volume and speed at which data today is generated is unprecedented and much of that data contains valuable information that can radically influence new business models and strategies,” said Ed Albanese, head of Business Development for Cloudera. “Karmasphere and Cloudera are a strong combination to help customers get started with Hadoop application development in the enterprise and start integrating insights from Big Data into their business processes.”

“Cloudera and Karmasphere are building a foundation of products and services to meet the needs of the data-driven enterprise,” said Martin Hall, co-founder and chairman, Karmasphere. “Together, our companies provide a reliable, stable and scalable infrastructure for Hadoop deployments and streamlined analytics.”

The free Hadoop development environment VA from Cloudera and Karmasphere can be downloaded athttp://karmasphere.com/cloudera-va.html.

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

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere provides software products for data analysts and professionals so that they can unlock the power of Big Data in Hadoop, opening up a whole new world of possibilities to add value to the business. Karmasphere equips analysts with the ability to discover new patterns, relationships, and drivers in any kind of data – unstructured, semi-structured or structured – that were not possible to find before.

Karmasphere delivers the premier Big Data workspace for data professionals to mine and analyze web, mobile, sensor and social media data in any Hadoop distribution.  Analysts, and the developers that support them, use Karmasphere products to transform their business, identifying opportunities for new products and services and areas for business optimization and cost reduction.

For more information, visit www.karmasphere.com.

Note: Karmasphere, Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Engine and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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