Five years ago today, on June 27, 2008, we filed the incorporation paperwork for Cloudera, Inc., a new company we created to bring the power of Google’s big data platform to the masses.
Back then, nobody was talking about “big data” and the only people who knew about Apache Hadoop were wild-eyed engineers working in the consumer internet. Today, the software is right at the center of a major new market in technology. It’s used by hospitals, energy companies, retailers, banks and others.
The past five years have been tremendous. My thanks and congratulations to Clouderans around the world, to our fantastic users, customers and partners, and to the open source community generally for all you’ve done to bring us this far. We’re off to a pretty good start!