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Cloudera Joins Eclipse Foundation Open Source IoT Community

By Ken Briodagh September 18, 2017

In a recent release, Cloudera, an IoT platform for machine learning and analytics in the cloud, announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions member and now will participate in the Eclipse IoT Working Group. In this capacity, Cloudera said it will collaborate with other member IoT companies like Bosch, Eurotech, Red Hat and Samsung Electronics to support the development of new Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds.

The Eclipse IoT initiative is designed to showcase how open source software, open standards, and commercial solutions can be used to create real-world, industry-specific Internet of Things solutions.

Cloudera will work closely with the leading members of the Eclipse IoT ecosystem 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, 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, an open source stack for gateways, and the Eclipse Kapua 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. 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, 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.”

Bosch is a strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, actively participates in the Eclipse IoT Working Group and is a key contributor to various IoT open source projects.

“Advanced analytics and machine learning are essential to IoT success. We are excited to have Cloudera join as an Eclipse IoT partner as they will broaden the IoT ecosystem and enrich our journey with proven technology in analytics and big data. Cloudera and Bosch maintain a strong relationship, one where Cloudera provides an advanced analytics platform based on Apache Hadoop for Bosch in multiple applications,” said Dr. Stefan Ferber, SVP, engineering, Bosch Software Innovations and a member of the Eclipse IoT Steering Committee.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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