Cloudera Named Strong Performer in New Forrester Wave for Streaming Platforms

Cloudera Named Strong Performer in New Forrester Wave for Streaming Platforms

Cloudera ranked among highest for strength of current offering

Forrester Research recently released The Forrester Wave™: Streaming Platforms, Q4 2023. We are happy to share that Cloudera ranked as a strong performer, with a top 3 score in the current offering category.

We believe the report represents a major shift in the market. Traditionally, Forrester and other analysts have looked at data movement, streaming and analytics tools separately. This year they broadened their criteria to streaming platforms in recognition of market needs for complete capabilities, development tools and scalability — all capabilities Cloudera has invested in over several years. . The recommendations for organizations evaluating streaming platforms are well informed- these are necessary to scaling streaming to unlock real-time across the enterprise.

Cloudera offers the most complete set of end-to-end capabilities to capture, process and distribute any data anywhere across environments. We do this by integrating the data capture, movement, message brokering, stream processing and analytics capabilities of Nifi, Kafka and Flink into a single platform with developer tooling to maintain development velocity as organizations scale, take on new data sources and evolve to meet changing business requirements. This completeness of capabilities, democratization of access via tooling and integration of the full lifecycle of streaming data was scored highly in the wave. In fact, the Forrester report had this to say…

“Cloudera is a good fit for customers who wish to have the breadth and depth of data management services of the big cloud service providers without the infrastructure lock-in

Cloudera’s vision is to place data in motion at the center of the modern data architecture by enabling the efficient capture, processing and distribution of all enterprise data in real time with low code tools that make it easier to build streaming applications. The holistic approach brings a simplicity to the architecture that helps organizations achieve massive scale. By integrating powerful open source technologies with thriving development communities on behalf of our customers we are giving them the best of both worlds- the continuous innovation of the open source community with the stability and ease of deployment of an enterprise technology partner.
Our near term roadmap is all about further simplifying deployments and improving autoscaling for maximum efficiency.

We believe our hybrid strategy will pay off as well. Most enterprises operate in a hybrid multi-cloud environment where the capture, processing and distribution across environments is essential. Real-time stream processing use cases in particular (powered by Apache Flink) will often require on-prem to process enormous amounts of data fast enough to power next generation automation use cases.

The takeaway is that any organization evaluating streaming technology should be talking to Cloudera if they haven’t already!

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Chris Joynt
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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