Cloudera expands partner programmes
#Cloudera announced an expansion of its partner programmes, with the launch of a Cloudera Solutions Gallery, the addition of Cloudera Partner Impact Awards, and enhancements to the Cloudera Connect Channel Program. The Cloudera Solutions Gallery augments the Cloudera network of more than 2,800 partners globally, with a storefront of more than 100 products. Additionally, the Cloudera Solutions Gallery will showcase proof points of the joint efforts between Cloudera and Cloudera Connect partners across a multitude of horizontal and vertical business use cases. The partner ecosystem expanded by 712 partners, or 33 percent, in 2016. To better appreciate and honor its partners, Cloudera launched the Cloudera Partner Impact Awards, which will consist of two categories: Best Solutions and Business Excellence. Best Solutions awards will recognize Cloudera partners worldwide that create the most innovative solutions directly aligning with its business value drivers, such as driving customer insights and improving product and services efficiency. Business Excellence awards will recognize both locally and globally the partners that achieve the highest impact in delivering business results. Submissions for the awards open 01 May, and the inaugural award ceremony will be held at the Cloudera Connect Partner Summit at Strata+Hadoop World in New York in September 2017.