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January 18, 2012

RainStor Joins Cloudera Connect Partner Program

Teams with Cloudera to Accelerate Adoption of Apache Hadoop-based Business Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO  Jan, 18, 2012  RainStor, provider of Big Data management software, today announced it has teamed with Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, as a member of its Cloudera Connect Partner Program. The program, designed to propagate the innovative use of Apache Hadoop for a range of business applications, represents the industry’s most comprehensive ecosystem of technology solutions vendors, value-added resellers and managed service providers offering Hadoop-based solutions and services.

“We are pleased to welcome RainStor into the Cloudera Connect network of valued service and solution providers for Apache Hadoop and look forward to cultivating a mutually beneficial partnership with them,” said Ed Albanese, head of business development for Cloudera. “As a trusted partner, we will invest to equip RainStor with the tools and resources necessary to support, manage and innovate with Apache Hadoop-based solutions.”

RainStor joins the world’s largest ecosystem of vendors driving innovation and adoption of a leading database running natively on the Apache Hadoop platform. Cloudera Connect Members receive unprecedented access to Cloudera’s expansive toolset of Hadoop training, knowledgebase and marketing resources.

“We are very impressed with the adoption of Hadoop among enterprises today, and this is largely due to organizations like Cloudera who bring to market the tools and training required to get projects off the ground quickly, adding real business value,” said Ramon Chen, VP Product Management for RainStor. “We believe RainStor’s unique database capabilities running on Hadoop, combined with Cloudera’s excellent services and tools, will enable the enterprise to quickly roll-out, lower operational costs, and more importantly, deliver fast analytics leveraging both SQL and MapReduce.”

To learn more about the benefits of Cloudera Connect Partner Program membership, or to explore the Partner Solutions Spotlight to learn more partner innovations, visit: http://www.cloudera.com/partners/.

About RainStor

RainStor provides Big Data management software. RainStor’s database enables the world’s largest companies to keep and access limitless amounts of data for as long as they want at the lowest cost. It features the highest level of compression on the market, together with high performance on-demand query and simplified management. RainStor runs natively on a variety of architectures and infrastructure including Hadoop. RainStor is distributed direct and through leading ISV partners, which include Amdocs, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, HP, Informatica,  Qosmos and Teradata.

RainStor is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, USA and Gloucester, UK. For more information, visit www.rainstor.com. Join the conversation at www.twitter.com/rainstor.

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 from www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably use 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. www.cloudera.com

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Contact:

Julie Tangen

Kulesa Faul for RainStor

(831) 425-1083

julie@kulesafaul.com