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Cloudera sets up EMEA HQ with Tech City London office space

American enterprise software development firm Cloudera has become the latest to take up London office space in the burgeoning Tech City area.

Spanning a considerable section of a number of London’s regions – though, mainly those in the East End – Tech City runs from Old Street to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

Cloudera’s new office is situated on Rivington Street, Shoreditch.

It will act as the company’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) headquarters.

The company produces software that utilises the Apache Hadoop framework. In addition to this software, it also provides training and support.

Supporting data-intensive distributed applications, Apache Hadoop software is becoming more in demand in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets.

Commenting on this development, and the opening of the new London office, Cloudera CEO, Mike Olson, stated: “Demand for Hadoop in the European market is exploding, providing fertile ground from which to grow our business and support the proliferation of Apache Hadoop in enterprises across the region.

“We are excited to open our EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom and exceedingly proud to be executing this important phase in our go-to-market strategy.

“By establishing a brick-and-mortar presence, we will now be better equipped to serve and support our enterprise customers and more deeply collaborate with our valued partners,” Mr Olson added.

Envisaged as a long-term rival to California’s tech hub, the Silicon Valley, Tech City – or the Silicon Roundabout, as it’s been dubbed in some quarters – has attracted a number of behemoths from the technology world in the past couple of years, including the likes of Vodafone, Facebook and Google.

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