SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jun 02 (MARKET WIRE) —
Cloudera, the commercial Apache Hadoop company, today announced that
software industry veteran Scott Dietzen is joining its Board of
Directors. A former senior executive at Yahoo!, Zimbra and BEA Systems,
Dietzen brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Cloudera.
“Dietzen had a hand in establishing the web application platform category
with WebLogic and in the open source and Web 2.0 waves with Zimbra,” said
Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “His experience growing innovative tech
startups into wildly successful software businesses will be a tremendous
asset to Cloudera.”
Dietzen has extensive leadership experience, having helped build, sell,
and transition three major Internet technology companies. Most recently,
he was SVP, Applications at Yahoo!, where his responsibilities included
Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Answers, Groups, and Zimbra. He came to
Yahoo! via the acquisition of open source email startup Zimbra, where he
served as President and CTO. Before that Dietzen was CTO of BEA Systems
– acquired by Oracle in 2008 — which he came to with the acquisition of
Java and web application server pioneer WebLogic. Dietzen holds a Ph.D.
in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.
“I have been very lucky in getting to work with hugely talented teams on
transformative technologies that address essential and growing business
needs,” said Dietzen. “Cloudera is in precisely this sweet spot — the
Hadoop technology family has the chance to redefine how enterprises deal
with exponentially growing data, and thereby deliver substantially more
compelling and more customized products and services.”
Cloudera provides products, professional services, technical support and
training that complement the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software
package, enabling enterprises to lower their data-processing costs and
get more value from the information they collect and generate. Hadoop is
widely used in finance, government, telecom, media and entertainment,
technology, research institutions and other markets.
Cloudera (www.cloudera.com), the commercial Hadoop
company, delivers the scalable platform for a new generation of
data-intensive applications. Founded by leading experts on big data from
Facebook, Google, Oracle and Yahoo!, Cloudera helps traditional
enterprises tap into the power of Hadoop. Headquartered in Silicon
Valley, Cloudera has financial backing from Accel Partners, Greylock
Partners and angel investors who include Diane Greene (former CEO of
VMware), Marten Mickos (former CEO of MySQL), and Jeff Weiner (CEO of
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