PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 12, 2016) - Cask (, the company that makes building and deploying big data applications easy, announced today that it has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Cask earned this credential based on ratings provided by its employees through extensive anonymous surveys.

"Our employees are our greatest assets, and we take their happiness and job satisfaction very seriously," said Jonathan Gray, co-founder and CEO at Cask. "We are honored to be named a Great Place to Work, and we feel this endorsement validates our ongoing efforts to create a positive, productive and fun work environment."

Great Place to Work® survey results revealed that 97 percent of Cask employees say their "workplace is great." The same percentage -- 97 -- indicated they are proud to tell others they work at Cask. Additionally, 100 percent noted people at Cask are willing to put in extra effort to get the job done, and all survey participants recognized that special events are celebrated at Cask. A summary of the ratings can be found here.

"We applaud Cask Data, Inc. for seeking certification and releasing its employees' feedback," said Kim Peters, Vice President of Great Place to Work's Recognition Program. "These ratings measure the company's capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace -- critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Cask Data, Inc. should take into account as an indicator of high performance."

Cask is a leading, open source big data software company based in the heart of Silicon Valley. Its flagship offering, the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), makes it possible for developers and organizations to easily build, integrate and deploy powerful applications for Hadoop. Backed by leading investors including Battery Ventures, Ignition Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Safeguard Scientific, the highly experienced Cask team has created a reputation for itself for helping its customers derive much faster time to value from their use of big data technologies.

"We take pride in our strong, close-knit culture where people not only solve hard problems but work through them as a team and learn from each other," Jonathan Gray continued. "Our employees are not afraid to wear different hats and gladly accept big challenges. At Cask, everyone works together like a family, growing from their experiences."

About Cask

Cask provides the de-facto, open source big data application and integration platform that lets developers and data scientists accelerate the time to build, deploy and operate data-centric applications and data lakes; it also enables IT organizations to implement well-governed data-as-a-service environments designed to quickly unlock the value of data. Through standardized API's, configurable application templates and visual interfaces, Cask's flagship product -- the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) -- cuts down the average implementation time by 80%, while enabling enterprise-class governance, portability, security and transactional consistency in production Hadoop and Spark applications. Major customers and partners include AT&T, Cloudera, Lotame, Pet360 and Salesforce. Cask is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.

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