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Cloudera signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with AWS
Thu, 7th Sep 2023

Cloudera, the data company for trusted enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services.

This agreement strengthens Cloudera's relationship with AWS and demonstrates its commitment to accelerating and scaling cloud-native data management and data analytics on AWS. 

Through this agreement, Cloudera will leverage AWS services to deliver continuous innovation and lower customer costs with Cloudera's open data lakehouse on AWS for trusted enterprise generative AI.

As an AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Workload Migration Program (WMP) Partner who also has a Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Public Cloud listing available in AWS Marketplace, Cloudera makes it easy for customers to utilise credits to accelerate migrating workloads to the cloud and purchasing CDP on AWS.

Cloudera, with its focus on delivering an enhanced open data lakehouse, has chosen AWS to run the most critical components of the CDP, including data in motion, data lakehouse, data warehouse, operational database, AI/machine learning, master data management and end-to-end security. 

This can help customers quickly migrate to CDP on the cloud without refactoring their applications while supporting hybrid deployments. 

Additionally, Cloudera has engineered CDP to integrate directly with AWS services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). 

This provides customers with a tightly integrated platform that reduces cost and takes advantage of the latest innovations from AWS. Cloudera customers benefit from AWS native services without needing to manage the integrations themselves.

Paul Codding, Executive Vice President of Product Management at Cloudera, says: "Deepening our collaboration with AWS gives customers even more reasons to choose to run the Cloudera Data Platform on AWS." 

"With tighter hardware and AWS service integration, customers get the best possible experience with strong security and governance, along with new cost reduction options to support their most critical analytical workloads."

"Together, Cloudera and AWS give organisations the tools required to build and run data applications in the way that can best meet the unique and changing needs of their business," says Codding.

Keir Garrett, Regional Vice President for Cloudera, Australia and New Zealand, says: "Our ANZ customers are already using Cloudera to deploy data workloads and analytics at scale. Now they can leverage innovative capabilities from both AWS and Cloudera to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives with trusted enterprise AI at its core." 

"With data sovereignty, cost and security concerns arising across the region, this collaboration with AWS will further fuel innovation and growth by empowering ANZ organisations to run their data workloads with greater resilience, reduced costs, lower latency, and, more crucially, the ability to store data securely in Australia and New Zealand."  

David Wroe, Principal Software Engineer and Solution Architect for Be The Match, says: "Our move to CDP Public Cloud on AWS for Be The Match's search and match platform has resulted in significant cost savings for the organisation and a reduction in the infrastructure maintenance expense measured in millions of dollars. As a non-profit, this affords us tremendous operational flexibility that was not previously possible."

AWS will collaborate with Cloudera to scale cloud-native data management and data analytics on AWS. In addition, they will be working together on marketing and co-selling programs for customers.

Cloudera has been a trusted AWS Partner in the cloud-native data management and data analytics space for years and continues to innovate to deliver a seamless user experience for customers.

Chris Grusz, General Manager of Technology Partnerships and Marketplace at AWS, says: "Cloudera has strengthened their collaboration with AWS for shared customers to leverage their existing investments in CDP and accelerate their modernisation to the cloud."

"Cloudera continues to innovate on AWS across its data management platform to deliver real data analytics and insights for customers."