Cloudera Expands Connect Partner Program

Enhancements to the program include an expansion of resources available in the partner portal, which partners can use to improve communications.

Analytic data management software developer Cloudera announced that it has added resources, training, certification and communications to its Connect Partner Program.

Program enhancements will provide partners at all levels--which include software and hardware vendors (ISVs and IHVs), service providers, value added resellers (VARs), training partners and systems integrators (SIs)--with improved access to the Cloudera Enterprise platform.

The company’s technology certification program already allows partners to work directly with Cloudera to integrate, test and certify their products against Cloudera Enterprise, ensuring third-party products and applications will work with the platform, which is powered by Apache Hadoop.

Enhancements to the program include an expansion of resources available in the partner portal, which partners and Cloudera can use to improve direct communications and access to a single location for comprehensive sales content such as training resources, marketing content, use cases, case studies, pre-sale best practices content, battle cards, webinars, partner information, and product roadmap updates.

"Enterprise data stores hold the answers to market success and competitive advantage, the most complex business problems and effective decision-making by a global workforce. Unfortunately, most enterprises haven't yet found a way to unlock the full value of their data to find those answers," Benjamin S. Woo, managing director of Neuralytix, said in a statement. "Organizations that have access to a wide choice of solutions and products will have the ability to create systems that can manage and make the most of big data."

The program also includes online access to Cloudera University, certifications and requirements, and more training resources to help enhance partners' ability to support Cloudera customers' data management objectives.

Finally, a new and consistent partner newsletter will provide regular, critical information, specific details on partner requirements and benefits and information about new opportunities.

"In a world where data continues to grow, becomes more valuable but increasingly unmanageable, our partners are looking for ways to make their products and services big-data relevant," Tim Stevens, vice president of business and corporate development for Cloudera, said in a statement.

Cloudera also offers software for business-critical data challenges including storage, access, management, analysis, security and search, and offers a broad array of Hadoop training and certification programs.

"Many partners do, however, have the expertise, resources or brand recognition needed to achieve this goal," Stevens continued. "Partners that join our 900+ ecosystem are able to take advantage of deep collaboration, certification and association with the world's leading enterprise analytic data management provider. This allows them to rise above the crowd and gain an audience with leading enterprise customers."