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Cloudera unveils new Apache Iceberg capabilities for data lakehouse
Wed, 6th Mar 2024

Cloudera, a leading data company known for its trusted enterprise AI solutions, has unveiled the upcoming phase of its open data lakehouse - now uniquely offering Apache Iceberg capabilities on both private and public clouds. This is an essential step in unlocking the full potential of enterprise AI across all sectors of data within an organisation.

This next phase of the open data lakehouse on private cloud is set to transform on-premises data experiences for trusted analytics and AI at scale. Cloudera is now the only provider offering an open data lakehouse utilising Apache Iceberg for both public and private clouds. With these new enhancements, customers will be able to tap into the full potential of enterprise AI across all their data.

According to recent research conducted by Cloudera, while 53% of organisations in the U.S. are currently utilising Generative AI technology, over a third (36%) remain in the early stages of exploration for potential implementation in 2024. Yet, many enterprises report obstacles in accessing or obtaining meaningful insights from their data due to issues related to distributed data infrastructures, governance risks, or security concerns.

With the delivery of Apache Iceberg for private clouds, Cloudera aims to equip all organisations with the resources necessary to overcome these hurdles and efficiently scale enterprise AI deployments to generate greater value. Apache Iceberg is an open-source, high-performance table format for vast analytic tables, and its application to private clouds is a game-changer. This can allow companies to apply AI to their copious amounts of mission-critical data, both in the cloud and on-premises, thereby enabling the creation of novel use cases.

In addition to its impressive round of enhancements, Cloudera is also rolling out a series of vital updates to its platform, designed to deliver exceptional business value to its customers. These include zero downtime upgrades (ZDU) and security enhancements such as Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2, which can significantly increase business continuity and minimise interruptions.

Dipto Chakravarty, Chief Product Officer at Cloudera, stated, “Cloudera’s mission is to empower customers to transform data anywhere into actionable insights by enabling it with AI. By giving them a trusted data foundation for analytics, this next phase of cloud-native solutions unlocks endless possibilities for building innovative AI applications.”

Sanjeev Mohan, Principal at SanjMo, views the recent technological developments as instrumental in the business value of enterprise data: “In this AI-powered era, we’ll continue to see formidable AI applications emerge that significantly increase the business value of enterprise data. For organizations to capitalize on this technological gold rush, data cannot be locked away in company data centers.”

Cloudera's latest series of updates and technological advancements will be demonstrated at the upcoming Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in March 2024. Industry professionals will have the opportunity to witness these enhancements in action and discuss Cloudera's next cloud-native solutions with the experts on hand.