SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 9, 2015) - Hadoop Summit -- Cloudwick, the leading enterprise Open Source Systems Integrator and Managed Service Provider to the Global 1000, and Cask, the pioneer empowering developers for Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership. Cloudwick has trained and certified its enterprise Hadoop developers on CDAP, the Cask Data App Platform, to more rapidly build applications and deliver high value integrated Hadoop development for Cloudwick's enterprise clients.

Hadoop is excellent in terms of its ability to scale cost-effectively, but it's not an easy technology for current IT pros to learn, and the shortage of skills has slowed its adoption. The learning curve for new developers is steep and the time required to deliver advanced production applications can be significant. It's an environment ripe for a partnership between Cloudwick and Cask: Cloudwick provides the expertise and people while Cask provides the platform and capabilities to simplify and accelerate the development of solutions on Hadoop.

"Cloudwick provides the Global 1000 with open source systems integration services built using todays leading open source distributions from Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax and Databricks on-premise and in the cloud. Today's enterprise open source needs are evolving," said Mani Chhabra, founder and CEO of Cloudwick. "The possibilities for applications built on Hadoop are endless, and Cask provides Cloudwick's developers with a better way to develop these applications quickly and more easily. We're looking forward to using CDAP to reduce development time and cost for our customers."

"Considering Cloudwick's obvious leadership in the systems integration space, this is a great development for enterprises, vendors and developers alike," said Jonathan Gray, CEO of Cask. "Cask gives developers better ways to build and deliver value-added big data applications. Given the expertise and experience of Cloudwick's developers and the company's impressive client list, our partnership will make the value propositions of Cask accessible to an extremely wide audience considering the company's reach."

The partnership comes on the heels of Cloudwick's recent recognition in Outsourcing Gazette as one of the 25 Most Promising Big Data Outsourcing (April-May 2015) and Cask's recent recognition by CRN as one of the 100 leading big data vendors.

Learn more about Cloudwick's big data systems integration, professional, contracting, and managed services offerings as well as Cask's Data Application Platform (CDAP) at these events:

About Cask
Cask ( is an open source big data software company focused on developers. Cask's flagship offering, the Cask Data Application Platform, makes it possible to quickly and easily develop and deploy more powerful applications for Hadoop.

About Cloudwick
Cloudwick ( is the leading open source big data service provider to the Global 1000. As a certified systems integration partner to Cloudera, Hortonworks, DataStax, Databricks and AWS, our Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL administrators, developers and data scientists build, operate, monitor and manage on-premise and cloud big data systems for leading enterprises including 3M, Bank of America, Comcast, Home Depot, Intuit, JP Morgan, NetApp, Target, Visa, Walmart and more.

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