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LPI partners with Big Data Cloud

(Sacramento, CA, USA: June 4, 2013) The Linux Professional Institute, the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced a partnership initiative with Big Data Cloud ( -- a not-for-profit organization evangelizing the new technology movement regarding Big Data and the Cloud. The partnership initiative will promote events and other educational resources for LPI alumni on topics related to Big Data and the Cloud. Big Data Cloud hosts annual events and monthly meetups and has over 2700+ members. It is founded and operated by Third Eye Consulting Services & Solutions LLC (

"Linux and Open Source Software are the basis of Big Data and Cloud technologies. As such LPI's certified professionals have a career-related interest in this market space. Our partnership with Big Data Cloud enables us to bring state-of-the art educational resources on these topics to our alumni either through events, multimedia and various other resources. We will promote the role Linux professionals have in the further development of these technologies," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI. Mr. Lacey added that LPI will be presenting at Big Data Cloud's upcoming event "Big Data Cloud Today" ( on June 7th, 2013 at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA. Local LPI alumni are encouraged to attend this event.

Most Big Data and Cloud technologies prevalent today in the IT world have their roots in open source software championed by the Apache Software Foundation ( “This partnership between Big Data Cloud and LPI aims to do with Big Data & Cloud what LPI did with Linux” stated Dj Das, Founder & CEO of Third Eye Consulting Services and Big Data Cloud. “We are indeed excited with the opportunities that lie in front of us for evangelizing and training around Big Data and Cloud technologies.”

The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 350,000+ exams and 125,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.

About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. LPI advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities. LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and IDG.