Cloudera Data Platform — A Strong Performer In Cloud Data Warehouse Category

Forrester evaluated 13 vendors in its Wave Q1 2021 assessment, including Alibaba, AWS, Exasol, Google, IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Snowflake, Teradata, and Yellowbrick.
Cloudera Data Platform — A Strong Performer In Cloud Data Warehouse Category
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The massive influx of data and the growing need for modern analytics call for a modern cloud data warehouse. To thrive in today’s data-driven economy, organisations need a cost-effective cloud data warehouse that is easy to deploy, handles all types of data latencies, and supports thousands of concurrent users and queries per second. 

Forrester Wave™ — Cloud Data Warehouse, Q1 2021 report has named Cloudera Inc — a multi-cloud data warehouse solution provider — a strong performer in the cloud data warehouse category. Competing with the top 13 vendors in the Cloud Data Warehouse market, Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) achieved a score of 5 out of 5 in eight out of 15 different criteria, including — data types, data ingestion/loading, performance features, scalability reference, analytics capabilities, ML/data science, and horizontal and vertical use cases. 


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Cloudera is one of the three participating vendors that fetched the maximum score in the ML/data science criterion. The score speaks to the company’s unique AI & ML automation capabilities that optimise ML workflows for enterprise data science teams.

Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) — a unique approach to enterprise data, launched in 2019 — is a hybrid cloud and multi-cloud data management solution fully integrated with data engineering and machine learning that enables easy, fast, and secure enterprise analytics. With CDP, Cloudera provides the ability to deliver analytics as a service in any cloud environment. 

“Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) supports a full data lifecycle ecosystem across hybrid and multiple clouds, delivering a shared data experience. Cloudera Data Warehouse is fully integrated with CDP, enabling auto-provisioning, cloud optimisation, self-service workload management, and auto-scaling capabilities. In addition, Cloudera’s shared data experience provides consistent data security, governance, and control across all multifunction analytics and data discovery,” according to Forrester.

Cloudera Data Platform Advantages

  • Operates across all major public & private clouds.
  • Integrates big data management & analytic experiences across the data lifecycle.
  • Delivers security, compliance, migration & metadata management across all environments.
  • Open source, open integrations & open to multiple data stores & compute architectures.
  • Cloudera Machine Learning, a cloud-native service to deploy collaborative machine learning workspaces with secure, self-service access to enterprise data.
  • Cloudera Data Hub to build custom business applications in a fast & easy way that support a diverse set of use cases with secure, self-service access to enterprise data.

The Forrester report observed:”Customers like Cloudera’s business value, partner ecosystem, low cost, data governance, good automation, and solution flexibility. Top use cases include BI acceleration, customer intelligence, real-time BI, AI/ML-based analytics, data science, data warehouse modernisation, and data services.”

Cloudera Data Platform enables IT to deliver a cloud-native self-service analytic experience to BI analysts that go from zero to query in minutes. It outperforms other data warehouses on all sizes and types of data, including structured and unstructured, while scaling cost-effectively. In addition, CDP’s consistent framework secures and provides governance for all your data and metadata on private clouds, multiple public clouds, or hybrid clouds.

Read the complete The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q1 2021 report here.

To learn more about Cloudera Data Platform, visit the website.

About Cloudera:

Cloudera is a multi-cloud data warehouse platform provider that empowers organisations to transform complex data into clear and actionable business insights. Cloudera delivers enterprise data cloud for any data, anywhere, from the edge to AI. Powered by the relentless innovation of the open-source community, Cloudera advances digital transformation for the world’s largest enterprises. Learn more at

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