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February 11, 2012 No Comments

PALO ALTO, CA and SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – Feb 7, 2012) – Cloudera Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, and Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence (BI) software, today announced an expanded integration between the two companies that provides enterprises with new capabilities to more easily extract business insights from their Big Data and visualize their data in new ways without needing the specific technical skills typically required to operate Hadoop.

Tableau has developed a Certified Cloudera Connector that is licensed to work with Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), the preferred and most widely deployed Hadoop platform. With this connector, Tableau users are able to access and analyze data stored in Hadoop through Hive and the new Cloudera connector. Tableau’s rapid-fire business intelligence platform combined with Cloudera’s expansive Big Data platform enables organizations to quickly and easily build interactive visualizations and dashboards that enable customers to have a conversation with their data.

“The Cloudera Connector for Tableau allows for easy ad-hoc visualization so you can see patterns and outliers in your data stores in Hadoop without needing any special configuration,” said Dan Jewett, vice president of Product Management at Tableau. “And because we’ve partnered with Cloudera, we will continue to stay in the forefront of Hadoop developments and Big Data analytics.”

“Data continues to grow at an unprecedented rate and customers need to be able to understand and use their data for all aspects of their business. We’re pleased to see companies like Tableau taking advantage of the Cloudera Connect Partner Program to certify their technology and offer their customers the industry standard in Hadoop – CDH,” said Ed Albanese, head of Business Development at Cloudera. “We are excited to provide our mutual customers with the Cloudera Connector for Tableau, furthering companies’ abilities to visualize and utilize the data in their Hadoop clusters.”

The Cloudera Connector for Tableau is one of a number of features in Tableau 7.0 that makes enterprise-wide data sharing and management faster and easier. It is integrated into the Tableau 7.0 release, meaning Customers can quickly create connections to their Hadoop cluster and begin deriving insights immediately.

About Tableau Software
Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Ranked by Gartner in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau helps anyone quickly and easily analyze, visualize and share information. More than 7,000 companies get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at

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, 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.

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