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At this year’s Analyst and Influencer conference, Cloudera detailed its shift toward a use case-driven strategy focused on machine-learning (ML), analytics, and the cloud.


  • Cloudera's shift in strategy does not mean that the company does not see itself as a governed big data platform anymore, but it marks a departure from a more technology-focused message toward an outcome-driven one.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes Cloudera's shift to a use-case driven strategy.
  • Details Cloudera's ML strategy following its acquisition of Fast Forward Labs.

Key questions answered

  • What implications does Cloudera's shift to a use case-driven strategy have for its partners and current and prospective customers?
  • What is Cloudera's ML strategy following its acquisition of Fast Forward Labs?

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  • Summary
  • ML, analytics, and cloud are the operative words
  • Altus and SDX: More managed cloud, more governance
  • Smartly satisfying enterprises' hunger for ML


  • Further reading
  • Author

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