Announcing the 2017 Cloudera Community Champions

Categories: CDH

Please help us congratulatingMatthew Bigelow, Saravanakumar Sivanandan and Gunaranjan Sundararajan , the members of the 2017 Cloudera Community Champions Program.

As the modern platform provider for machine learning and advanced analytics using hybrid open source software, Cloudera understands the value of a thriving community. Cloudera and open source are built upon the very premise of community, and community remains a core tenet of our business. We are proud of our Hadoop ecosystem committers, and of our commitment to fostering an open and free online community of users.

In communities, leaders naturally rise to the top. These passionate people devote their free time to give back to the community by sharing their knowledge.  They do this for one the most honorable of reasons, the joy of helping others. It is from this special group of community members that the elite are selected to join the Cloudera Community Champions program.

The community team at Cloudera is delighted and humbled to announce the 2017 Cloudera Community Champions program members. Please join us in congratulating them:


Matt Bigelow

Matt Bigelow: Murrieta, California

Sr. Big Data Engineer building Big Data solutions using Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and NoSQL products. Designed, built, and managed multiple Hadoop-based clusters that processed upwards of a terabyte of data per day and stored as much as a petabyte. Served over eight years in the United States Marine Corp and received many personal awards including two Navy Commendation Medals for going above and beyond the call of duty.

SaravanaKumar (1)

SaravanaKumar Sivanandan: Virginia, USA

Working as a Hadoop Admin/Big Data DBA. Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCAH), Also certified in Teradata and Oracle. He graduated in 2002 with a Master of Computer Application (MCA), Salem, TN, India & in 1999 with Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Coimbatore, TN, India.

Gunaranjan Sundararajan

Gunaranjan Sundararajan: India

Big Data administrator managing and deploying Hadoop clusters and its ecosystem. Previously involved in building JAVA and J2EE application with expertise in production support for Insurance and Telecommunication domain. Graduated in 2011 with a Master of Science (Computer Information Systems) from Bellevue University, NE U.S.A .


We look forward to the continued contributions these community leaders will make to the ecosystem. Members of our Community Champions program receive special privileges and perks, such as conference discounts and elevated community privileges, and gain visibility and recognition among their peers as experts in the platform. You can recognize them by their Champion rank and “trophy” icon in the community.

Cloudera thanks you, and your peers thank you!

You can follow the Cloudera Community on Twitter via @ClouderaComm.

Clint Heath (@heathc93) is Cloudera’s Senior Community Manager.

Cy Jervis (@CyJervis) is Cloudera’s Community Manager.



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