In 2019, Cloudera completed its merger with HortonWorks, a key milestone that today feels distant given the developments since. Under Shaun Bierweiler’s stewardship, Cloudera recently introduced its Enterprise Data Cloud, providing public sector a comprehensive, consistent and standard data platform with the requisite security and governance for limitless applications.
EDC creates fresh opportunities for optimizing cybersecurity, fraud detection, internet of things proliferation and other uses. The COVID-19 pandemic further pushed EDC’s potential, demanding scalability, flexibility and agility across a massive, distributed customer workforce — and with Bierweiler’s visionary prioritization of professional and personal support, Cloudera delivered.
“Being able to ingest, enrich, process and relay vast amounts of medical information in real-time, converting it into actionable intelligence for frontline workers — that’s been really exciting and rewarding for the team, but also amazingly insightful for our customers,” he said.
The sweeping shift to telework also created new cyber vulnerabilities Cloudera helped customers address, employing vast enterprise data to build baselines supporting real-time analytics and anomaly detection.
Data science and streaming will further accelerate these innovations, which Cloudera will next expand to private cloud. Building on its tradition of on-prem, public cloud and hosted infrastructures, the company is partnering with Red Hat and IBM on a containerized data platform, seamlessly connecting powerful workloads and enterprise open source capabilities in a private cloud environment.
“This is going to provide tremendous synergy and standardization in architecture, but also speed to value, empowering our joint customers invested in enterprise open-source capabilities,” Bierweiler said.