Today we are talking to Anupam, the Chief Customer Officer at Cloudera. and we discuss the number 1 thing you should think about when going through an acquisition, The multiple dimensions necessary for predictive analytics, and why in trying times the best thing to do is invest in yourself and exercise optimism.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

About Anupam:

Anupam is chief customer officer and general manager, Analytics, at Cloudera. Anupam was the co-founder and CEO of, which Cloudera acquired in 2015. Xplain technology accelerates self-service BI with a massively scalable SQL workload analyzer.

Prior to Xplain, Anupam was the co-founder and CTO at Joviandata, a pioneer in combining the power of Hadoop and the cloud. Joviandata was acquired by Marketshare, where Anupam led the effort to combine machine learning techniques with Hadoop-based data warehousing. 

Anupam built his database expertise on the SQL Query Optimizer teams at Oracle, Sybase (now SAP), and Informix (now IBM). He graduated from Pune University in India and holds patents in the areas of automatic SQL performance tuning, object databases, and resilient query execution.

About Cloudera:

Cloudera and Hortonworks have merged to become one company. At Cloudera, we believe data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow.

Cloudera is building the industry’s first enterprise data cloud – a modern data architecture, for a data-driven world. 

Only Cloudera can deliver that powerful combination of capabilities from the Edge to AI…and beyond!


Cloudera was founded in 2008 by some of the brightest minds at Silicon Valley’s leading companies, including Google (Christophe Bisciglia), Yahoo! (Amr Awadallah), Oracle (Mike Olson), and Facebook (Jeff Hammerbacher). Our founders held at their core the belief that open source, open standards, and open markets are best. 

That belief remains central to our values. Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, joined the company in 2009 as Chief Architect and remains in that role. 


We have 3000+ employees doing business in 28 countries, 2000+ customers across all markets, and 3000+ solution and service partners.

The world’s leading organizations choose Cloudera to grow their businesses, improve lives, and advance human achievement.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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