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Cloudera, Udacity Partner on Big Data Courses

Cloudera, a provider of Hadoop-based software and services, and online course prvider Udacity have partnered to offer Hadoop and data science courses. The first, Introduction to Hadoop and MapReduce, will begin in January.

"Recognizing the growing demand for skilled data professionals, more students are seeking instruction in Hadoop and data science in order to prepare themselves to take advantage of the rapidly expanding data economy. As the leader in Hadoop solutions, training, and services, Cloudera's insights and technical guidance are in high demand, so we are pleased to be leveraging that experience and expertise as their partner in online open courseware," said Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity, in a prepared statement. "By making Cloudera training on Hadoop and MapReduce accessible to everyone around the world via Udacity.com, we will now be able to reach previously untapped segments of the global workforce, thereby increasing the number of skilled professionals that can be hired into a big data job. We're working with Cloudera to address the widening data skills gap and prepare the next generation of developers, administrators, data analysts and data scientists for high-growth careers in the new data economy, beginning with Hadoop."

Introduction to Hadoop and MapReduce is open for pre-enrollment now. The course, which students complete at their own pace, takes approximately one month to complete. It costs $105 with an early registration discount and requires basic programming skills. More information is available at udacity.com.

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