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


Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop™ company, today announced the Cloudera Certified Hadoop Professional (CCHP) credential

BURLINGAME, CA–(Marketwire – May 28, 2009) – Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop™ 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 our Training & Certification section.

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, 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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