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Home > Press > Cloudera Cofounder and Chief Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher Recognized by MIT Technology Review's TR35 Listing of the World's Top Young Innovators for 2011:TR35 Honorees to Be Recognized at Technology Review's emtech MIT 2011 Conference in October

Cloudera today announced that cofounder and Chief Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as a TR35 Honoree for 2011. The TR35 recognizes the world's top innovators under the age of 35, spanning energy, medicine, computing, communications, nanotechnology and other emerging fields.

Cloudera Cofounder and Chief Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher Recognized by MIT Technology Review's TR35 Listing of the World's Top Young Innovators for 2011:TR35 Honorees to Be Recognized at Technology Review's emtech MIT 2011 Conference in October

Palo Alto, CA | Posted on August 23rd, 2011

Jeff Hammerbacher, honored for his compelling vision and contribution to open source technology, was selected as a member of the TR35 class of 2011 by a panel of expert judges and the Technology Review editorial staff, who evaluated more than 300 nominations. He will join other TR35 honorees in discussing their achievements at the emtech MIT 2011 conference, taking place at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., October 18-19, 2011. All of the TR35 winners for 2011 will be featured in the September/October issue of Technology Review and online at

"Technology innovation is key to driving growth and progress in the areas of research, medicine, business and economics," said Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief and publisher of Technology Review. "This year's group of TR35 recipients is driving the next wave of transformative technology and making an impact on the way we live, work and interact. We look forward to profiling and working with these technology leaders each year and watching their continued advancement in their respective fields."

Prior to co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Jeff was an entrepreneur in residence at Accel Partners. Before Accel, he conceived, built and led the data team at Facebook. The data team was responsible for driving many of the applications of statistics and machine learning at Facebook, as well as building out the infrastructure to support these tasks for massive data sets. They produced open source projects such as Hive and Cassandra, and their work was recognized at conferences such as CHI, ICWSM, SIGMOD and VLDB. Before joining Facebook, Hammerbacher was a quantitative analyst on Wall Street. He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University and recently served as a contributing editor for O'Reilly's Beautiful Data.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a TR35 recipient amongst such an amazing pool of forward-thinking individuals," said Hammerbacher. "People like us are inspired by developing applications and products that solve problems and provide genuine utility to others. Cloudera was created to empower organizations to derive business value from the deluge of data by leveraging the enormous potential of the Apache Hadoop platform. Even as data volumes grow and evolve at an increasingly rapid pace, the work we're doing at Cloudera provides users with the tools to harness the information latent in all their data, turning it into a new driver for their businesses."

Additional information about past and present TR35 winners and judges is available at For more information about emtech MIT 2011 please visit:


About Cloudera
Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled.

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Technology Review is an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). More than two million people around the globe read our publications, in five languages and on a variety of digital and print platforms. We publish Technology Review magazine, the world's oldest technology magazine (established 1899); daily news, analysis, opinion, and video; and Business Impact, which explains how new technologies are transforming companies, disrupting markets, or creating entirely new industries. We also produce live events such as the annual emtech MIT conference.

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