Cloudera, U.S. provider of open-source big data software, opens Japan subsidiary

Cloudera has partnered with local firms NTT Data and NS Solutions to provide Hadoop-based solutions

Cloudera, a U.S. provider of open-source software based on Hadoop, has opened a subsidiary in Japan, where local firms are increasingly using the platform to handle their exploding data stores.

The California-based firm said Wednesday it has partnered with NTT Data, one of the country's largest IT companies, and will work with software vendor NS Solutions as a local reseller.

Cloudera arrives in Japan as the country's technology giants are rolling out their products for working with "big data," an industry buzzword that refers to the huge sets of information generated by the growing number of websites, social networks, and physical networks of sensors and other devices. Local firms are also adopting the practice of replacing expensive centralized servers with armadas of commodity servers in large data centers.

The company provides software based on Hadoop, an open-source platform for processing large sets of data and designed to run distributed over many machines. It mainly provides its software free of charge, then sells support and training, similar to companies like Linux provider Red Hat.

Earlier this week, Fujitsu announced a new suite of software for handling big data, including a server that expands upon Hadoop. The company said it eventually targets ¥100 billion (US$1.23 billion) in annual sales.

Localized Hadoop training is a key need in Japan, where a lack of trained engineers and language barriers are often cited as major hurdles to the spread of the platform.

Hadoop is a project of the Apache Software Foundation and reached version 1.0 in January of this year.

Cloudera was founded in 2008. It employs Doug Cutting, a founder of Hadoop, which he named after his son's toy elephant. The company secured $40 million in Series D funding last year and lists Groupon, Nokia and Samsung as customers.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Jay Alabaster

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?