Birst Certified on Cloudera CDH4

Certification Provides Big Data Access for Birst Customers

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As organizations increasingly try to use their big data, Birst’s certification with Cloudera helps them to make sense of it through its rich set of analytic capabilities.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2012

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced that Birst is now certified on Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4 (CDH4). Through Birst’s integration with Cloudera, organizations can run their own custom MapReduce jobs to generate data sets that can be loaded into Birst for further analysis. The Cloudera certification ensures that Birst has been tested and validated to comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.

CDH is the world’s most widely deployed distribution of Apache Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. Today, more than half of the Fortune 50 run open source Apache Hadoop based on Cloudera. With tens of thousands of nodes in production, Cloudera has established itself as the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise. CDH4 is a 100-percent open source distribution that combines Apache Hadoop with other open source applications within the Hadoop stack to deliver advanced, enterprise-grade features.

“We are pleased to join the Cloudera Certified Technology program to ensure that any customer using Apache Hadoop can now also leverage the industry’s leading business analytics solution from Birst,” said Rick Spickelmier, CTO of Birst. “As organizations increasingly try to use their big data, Birst’s certification with Cloudera helps them to make sense of it through its rich set of analytic capabilities.”

The Cloudera Certified Technology program, which Birst has joined, makes it simpler for Apache Hadoop technology buyers to purchase the right cluster components and software applications to extract the most value from their data. Clusters that leverage CDH4 alongside Cloudera Certified Technologies such as Birst, operate with reduced risk and lower total cost of ownership. Cloudera Certified Technologies have been tested and validated to use supported APIs and to comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.

“Building a cluster from the ground up to run an Apache Hadoop cluster can be challenging. There are numerous choices to be made at all levels of the stack, and making those choices can be very complicated. The Cloudera Certified Technology program is designed to make those choices easy and reliable,” said Tim Stevens, Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera. “We’re committed to helping enterprises achieve the most from their Big Data initiatives, and we’re pleased that Birst has completed certification of their analytics solution on CDH4.”

To learn more about Birst and how Birst supports Big Data, visit: http://www.birst.com/product.

To become CDH4 certified, join the Cloudera Connect Partner Program, or to explore the Partner Solutions Spotlight to learn more about partner innovations, visit: http://www.cloudera.com/partners/.

About Birst
Birst™ is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place to manage all of your organization’s business analytics and the agility to answer questions spanning departments, data sources, and deployments—across both public and private clouds. Birst gives users the fastest way to answer their most pressing business questions, and the ones they didn’t know to ask. At one-third the cost, time, and staff of traditional big BI, Birst brings the benefits of analytics and fact- based decision-making to a much broader audience. For more information, visit http://www.birst.com or follow us on Twitter @BirstBI.

About Cloudera
Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training, 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 from http://www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably use 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 Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. 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. http://www.cloudera.com


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