Media Alert: Informatica and Cloudera Launch Hadoop Tuesdays 7-Part Webinar Series

Participants Learn How to Create Hadoop Roadmap to Add to their Information Architectures

Redwood City, California, UNITED STATES

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- News Facts:

What: Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, announced today that the company, alongside Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, will partner to host a seven-part webinar series featuring Hadoop experts and users. Hadoop Tuesdays was created in response to increasing interest from all areas of IT to learn how to effectively integrate Hadoop into their data management environments, allowing them to transform Big Data challenges into big business opportunities.

Host Joe McKendrick, an independent industry analyst and contributing editor to Database Trends & Applications, will moderate and engage with special guests, Hadoop experts from Accenture, Blue Mountain Labs, Forrester, The 451 Group, and Ventana Research. Each 30-minute webinar will include a live question and answer session.

Who: Informatica helps companies maximize their return on data by ensuring it is trustworthy, secure, authoritative, relevant, holistic and accessible. Cloudera helps organizations profit from their information by providing Apache Hadoop-based software and services.  As the data experts, Informatica and Cloudera have deep knowledge and broad customer experience in deploying Hadoop to solve pressing big data challenges and transform them into big business opportunities.

Why: Informatica and Cloudera partnered on this series in response to growing interest from IT leaders, technology executives and architects to understand how to integrate Hadoop into an enterprise environment.

The series gives organizations of all sizes a chance to learn how to create a roadmap to add Hadoop into their information architectures.

Here are questions that will be answered during the webinar series:

  • What is Hadoop?
  • Which are the most popular use cases driving Hadoop adoption?
  • What are the biggest expected benefits?
  • How can an organization determine goals for storing, processing and extracting value from unstructured data so that it can combine and unleash the value of both structured and unstructured data?
  • How does an organization create a roadmap for adding Hadoop to the company’s environment?
  • How should organizations evaluate Hadoop and fit it into their information architecture?
  • What to do if an organization is interested in learning more about Hadoop but does not know how to get started.

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 to Tuesday, December 13, 2011. All webinars start at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET.

  • September 27: Rethinking Your Data Strategy in the era of Big Data and Hadoop
    with James Kobielus, Forrester Research.
  • October 11: Where Does Hadoop Fit in Your Vision of " Data as a platform" Architecture with John Akred, Accenture.
  • October 18: The Hadoop Ecosystem with Matt Aslett, The 451 Group.
  • October 25: Hadoop User Case Studies with David Menninger, Ventana Research.
  •  November 15: Operationalizing Hadoop: The Journey to Production with Omer Trajman, Cloudera.
  • November 29: Agile Data Integration and Hadoop with David Linthicum, Blue Mountain Labs.
  • December 13: Getting Started with Hadoop with Charles Zedlewski, Cloudera and Wei Zheng, Informatica.

Where: Register for online Hadoop Tuesdays 7-Part Webinar Series.

Additional Information:

About Cloudera
Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, 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 at, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using 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.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica to gain a competitive advantage with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. Worldwide, over 4,440 enterprises depend on Informatica for data integration, data quality and big data solutions to access, integrate and trust their information assets residing on-premise and in the Cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit Connect with Informatica at and


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