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Global Knowledge introduces Cloudera training to support market demand for Big Data skills and knowledge

Leading Training Provider offering Cloudera's Apache Hadoop Training Curriculum

Cairo (Egypt) - 11 October 2012 - As Big Data continues to grow exponentially, it has become so valuable, that in a recent report, the World Economic Forum deemed it as a new class of economic asset. The same report identified that organisations with the ability to mine and utilise the data are becoming the most powerful and successful.

The open source software, Apache Hadoop, has emerged as the industry standard solution for manipulating and utilising Big Data populations effectively to drive business advantage.
Cloudera's Hadoop-based solutions and consulting services are enabling leading data driven enterprises around the world to deploy Hadoop quickly and easily in a supported environment in order to derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data.

Alongside the capability of the Cloudera solutions comes the requirement for organisations to have the right Hadoop skills and knowledge and Global Knowledge is delighted to offer Cloudera's comprehensive Apache Hadoop training curriculum to customers in both classroom and live online formats across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

"I'm delighted to announce our relationship with Cloudera and through this, Global Knowledge entering the new and exciting technology area of Big Data", said Richard Pryor-Jones, Global Knowledge's President-EMEA.  "The explosion of data is both a huge challenge and opportunity for the IT industry and the solutions that Cloudera provides are already enabling enterprises to bring these opportunities to fruition.  I'm excited that the addition of Cloudera to our portfolio brings real value to our customers and continues to re enforce our position as EMEA's number one provider of Education on leading edge technology."
"Hadoop has proven to be a highly effective and scalable technology for turning large and complex Big Data sets into valuable business intelligence," said Sarah Sproehnle, senior director of Educational Services, at Cloudera. "European demand for advanced Big Data skills has never been so strong as organisations seek new competitive advantages. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of customer nodes under management in commercial and non-commercial environments, Cloudera is committed to supporting the training of tomorrow's finest data engineers."

Global Knowledge's Cloudera Training curriculum consists of five training courses: Cloudera Essentials for Apache Hadoop, Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop, Cloudera Developer Training for Apache Hadoop, Cloudera Training for Apache HBase and Cloudera Training for Apache Hive and Pig. These training courses are available in classrooms, live over the Internet in virtual classrooms, and as private on-site courses that can be tailored to the needs of a student's organisation.


About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,200 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on IT Technical skills,  business process improvement, and leadership development. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, NC. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners.


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