Around the globe, more and more companies are turning to Hadoop to tackle data processing problems that don’t lend themselves well to traditional systems. Users in the community consistently ask us to offer training in more places and expand our course offerings, and those who have obtained certification have reported great success connecting with companies investing in Hadoop. All of this keeps us pretty excited about the long term prospects for Hadoop.
We recently announced our first international developer training sessions in Tokyo (sold out, waitlist available) and Taiwan, and we’re happy to follow up with sessions in the EU. We’ll be visiting London the first week of June, and Berlin the next. If you’ll be in Berlin that week, be sure to check out the Berlin Buzzwords conference – a two day event focused on Hadoop, Lucene, and NoSQL.
We’ve also put together new offerings for this years upcoming Hadoop Summit, and we’ve worked out a special deal with Yahoo! to waive the conference registration fee for anyone who attends a Cloudera training session at the 2010 Hadoop Summit (you’ll get a discount code for training in your conference registration confirmation). In addition to our developer certification course, we’ll offer an extended version of our Systems Administration course, as well as new, full-day course on HBase. One particularly exciting new offering is our full-day course on Hive, which opens Hadoop up to anyone who knows SQL.
All of these offerings are driven by direct customer feedback about what their organizations need to be even more successful with Hadoop, and we’re excited to help.