Data is one of any company’s most precious resources, but as it’s generated in more varieties and at greater volumes than ever before, old-school data management systems and analytics tools have struggled to keep pace. Cloudera offers a way for companies to manage and mine the ever-increasing amount of information available today, leveraging a multitude of open-source efforts to help organizations take advantage of all the valuable data that’s flowing through their operation.
Cloudera was founded in Accel's Palo Alto office in 2008 by Amr Awadallah and Jeff Hammerbacher, during their time as Accel entrepreneurs-in-residence, working closely with Ping Li. Along with Christophe Bisciglia and Mike Olson — alums of Google and Oracle respectively — Amr and Jeff were driven to build a company at the center of three emerging trends: big data, open software, and the cloud movement. We led the Seed and Series A financings and continued to invest in multiple rounds. In 2017, the company went public (NYSE: CLDR), and today, with thousands of enterprise customers worldwide, Cloudera’s data management solution is fast becoming the standard for how big companies power their big data initiatives.