May 28, 2009

Cloudera Announces the Industry's First Certification Program for Hadoop/MapReduce


BURLINGAME, Calif., - May 28, 2009 - Cloudera, the commercial HadoopTM company, today announced the Cloudera Certified Hadoop Professional (CCHP) credential - the industry's first certification program for Hadoop and MapReduce. The certification program documents and tests the recipients understanding of big data analysis and how to manage big data using the Hadoop platform.


The CCHP credential requires successful completion of a test administered by Cloudera - after which the passing participant's test date is registered and available for third party CCHP certification. The first CCHP test is scheduled for June 23rd, 2009 in Washington DC and costs $499 to register.


"For those working with Hadoop and MapReduce, a CCHP certification serves to establish them as a trusted and valuable resource," said Christophe Bisciglia, Founder at Cloudera. "Developers, technical leaders, and data management specialists can use a CCHP credential to demonstrate their experience with Hadoop and MapReduce while customers can reduce risk by relying on contractors and suppliers who retain current Cloudera Certification for their personnel."

This CCHP test focuses on the basic principles of large-scale data processing with Hadoop and MapReduce. Specifically, it will cover:

* Hadoop Basics

* Data Import / Export

* MapReduce Algorithms and Applications

* Hive and Pig Basics

* Understanding when to use MapReduce, Hive and/or Pig


In preparation, Cloudera offers a comprehensive array of training sessions, exercises and tutorials designed to provide a deep comprehension around working with Hadoop and MapReduce, as well as related business intelligence platforms such as Hive. For more information about the Cloudera Certified Hadoop Professional credential, visit


About Cloudera

Cloudera (, the commercial Hadoop company, develops and sells Hadoop, the open source software that powers the data processing engines of the world's largest and most popular web sites. Founded by leading experts on big data from Facebook, Google, Oracle and Yahoo, Cloudera's mission is to bring the power of Hadoop, MapReduce, and distributed storage to companies of all sizes in the enterprise, Internet and government sectors. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Cloudera has financial backing from Accel Partners and angel investors who include Diane Greene (former CEO of VMware), Marten Mickos (former CEO of MySQL), and Gideon Yu (CFO of Facebook). Cloudera's advisors include the founders of the Hadoop project, Doug Cutting and Mike Cafarella.

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