Cloudera Joins Open Source Eclipse IoT Community
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 — Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions member and will participate in the Eclipse IoT Working Group. In this capacity, Cloudera collaborates with industry leaders such as Bosch, Eurotech, Red Hat and Samsung Electronics to support the development of Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds. This new initiative showcases how open source software, open standards, and commercial solutions can be used to create real-world, industry-specific IoT (Internet of Things) solutions.
“With billions of connected ‘things’ on the horizon, the volume of data to be analyzed will increase dramatically and end user organizations will be looking for IoT solution architectures that embrace open standards and enable innovation,” said Alexandra Rehak, practice leader for IoT at Ovum. “It will be increasingly important for technology leaders to contribute to the development of open source solutions and open standards for IoT with the aim of helping enterprises make IoT mainstream across industrial and consumer markets and for future, transformative use cases.”
Cloudera will work closely with some of the leading members in the Eclipse IoT ecosystem, such as Bosch, Eurotech and Red Hat, to contribute and develop an end-to-end IoT framework that combines software stacks for constrained devices, gateways, and the cloud, while also including persistent store and advanced analytics with machine learning for applications.
“The Eclipse IoT Working Group is a collaboration between organizations and individuals who share the goal of creating an open IoT,” said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. “With Cloudera’s commitment to open source and open standards, together with their accelerating momentum in the IoT space, we welcome their expertise and vast customer experience to our active group of contributors.”
For the past five years, the Eclipse IoT community has been actively building a portfolio of open source projects, including Eclipse Kura, the open source stack for gateways, and Eclipse Kapua, the modular open source IoT cloud platform, which provides services required for real-time data management and analytics, and management of IoT gateways and smart edge devices. Kapua also offers a core integration framework and an initial set of core IoT services including a device registry, device management services, messaging services, data management and application enablement. Initially, Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub will integrate with Kapua.
“Since its founding, Cloudera has been an active and committed member of the global open source community. We’re working with the Apache Software Foundation on dozens of projects. We’re pleased to extend our collaboration now to the Eclipse Foundation, and in particular to its IoT working group,” said Mike Olson, chief strategy officer at Cloudera. “Offering an all open source stack for the Internet of Things means organizations will be able to gain access to industry best practices and standards so they can use this massive flow of data to solve some of the biggest problems in the world.”
About Eclipse IoT and Eclipse Foundation
The Eclipse IoT Working Group, a collaborative working group hosted by the Eclipse Foundation, is working to create open source software for IoT solutions. Eclipse IoT is made up of over 30 member companies and 28 open source projects.
Eclipse is a community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on open source software. There are over 300 open source projects in the Eclipse community, ranging from tools for software developers, geo-spatial technology, systems engineering and embedded development tools, frameworks for IoT solutions, tools for scientific research, and much more. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that is the steward of the Eclipse community. More information is available at eclipse.org.
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