Winners' Circle: Cloudera

Tom Reilly,CEO

Winners' Circle by Tom Reilly, CEO

As organizations look to take Hadoop from sandbox projects to production deployments, the number of options available to do so greatly narrows. Hadoop, like any other data management solution, needs to include capabilities for security, governance and management among other things. Cloudera offers the only compliance-ready Hadoop distribution with security and encryption built inat the core, zero downtime administration through Cloudera Manager, and a dedicated customer support team to ensure customer success.

With a strict focus on open source innovation, only Cloudera enables organizations to build an enterprise data hub, one place to store, process and analyze all their data—in conjunction with their existing data management systems—thus empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from all of their enterprise data. We are the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, training over 22,000 individuals worldwide. We have over1,000 partners in our ecosystem and a seasoned professional services team that help deliver greater time to value for our customers.


Tom has a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Prior to Cloudera, he was vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP. Before HP, Tom served as CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight, which HP acquired in 2010. Tom was also vice president of business information services for IBM. Tom graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.