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Accenture Forms Alliance with Cloudera to Empower Enterprises with Data as a Platform Offering


New alliance aims to provide enhanced data analytics for more informed real-time decision making

NEW YORK & PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has entered into an alliance agreement with Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache™ Hadoop®, to give clients access to Cloudera's enterprise data hub. This big data platform will help clients to better utilize their big data and compete in today's increasingly digital world.

Cloudera's enterprise data hub is a central place for clients to store and analyze data, with the flexibility to run a variety of enterprise workloads - including batch processing, interactive SQL, enterprise search and advanced analytics. Through the new agreement, Accenture and Cloudera will accelerate the speed in which enterprises in all industries can intake, access and analyze data to enable real-time decision-making and data-driven outcomes.

To gain a competitive advantage from its enterprise data, an organization must be able to quickly and efficiently operate with all available structured and unstructured data, ranging from text data created five years ago to social media data created five seconds ago. As companies are rapidly transitioning into becoming true digital businesses, they are looking to remodel their technology infrastructures. Many will look to include Hadoop solutionssuch as Cloudera's enterprise data hubthat puts data at the heart of their data platform; this approach helps enterprises to pursue an enhanced speed to insight with manageability, governance and data protection that they require.

"Accenture has a strong focus on big data and open source technologies like the Hadoop ecosystem, which includes data mobilization, data management and data access at a large scale," said Narendra Mulani, senior managing director, Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital. "Our new alliance with Cloudera further emphasizes our commitment to build an emerging technology ecosystem that complements our existing alliances, offering our clients the greatest opportunity to drive real business results from big data."

"Cloudera's offering and vision for a data management platform aligns with Accenture's digital, analytics, and big data strategy and requirements," said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer of Cloudera. "This alliance benefits our mutual clients by combining Cloudera's enterprise class software with Accenture's deep industry expertise and global scale."

Accenture and Cloudera are jointly supporting clients across a range of industries, offering them big data expertise, Hadoop training, and data acceleration capabilities for real-time decision-making and a return on analytics investments. An infographic outlining the benefits and analytics components of an effective data acceleration platform can be found here.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, delivers insight-driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve their performance. With deep industry, functional, business process and technical experience, Accenture Analytics develops innovative consulting and outsourcing services for clients to help ensure they receive returns on their analytics investments. For more information follow us @ISpeakAnalytics and visit www.accenture.com/analytics.

About Cloudera

Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for Big Data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop™. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, process and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Only Cloudera offers everything needed on a journey to an enterprise data hub, including software for business critical data challenges such as storage, access, management, analysis, security and search. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 22,000 individuals worldwide. Over 1,000 partners and a seasoned professional services team help deliver greater time to value. Finally, only Cloudera provides proactive and predictive support to run an enterprise data hub with confidence. Leading organizations in every industry plus top public sector organizations globally run Cloudera in production. www.cloudera.com

Source: Accenture