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Qubole: Empowering IT Realm with Self-Serviced Big Data Infrastructure

Kavitha G.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Kavitha G.
Insights derived from 'Big Data' are creating tangible benefits for businesses. The enterprises have moved beyond the generic question 'What is Big Data?' to 'What can we do to make BigData even more agile?' But in the quest to corner the market with adopting these technologies, the enterprises sometimes fail to realize the need for an ideal technology-savvy environment that actually pushes the envelope and foster entrepreneurial innovations. The enormous amount of data demands for a robust Big Data infrastructure which is made apt for the technology needs of the company. Succoring this demand is a Silicon Valley basedstartup - Qubole, a provider of BigData-as-a-service, which stands apart with its self-service infrastructure that provides a complete platform for Big Data analytics.

"Winners don't do different things, they do things differently," said Shiv Khera, author and corporate trainer. This quote clearly defines the philosophy of Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma - the two tech wizards who stood apart from their akin - yet different thoughts which came true in the form of their brain child, Qubole that is known for its next generation platform built on the cloud. Conceived on the mere thought of enabling next generation data driven companies to get an easy access into the complex mechanisms of big data realm, Qubole stands first among the equals bestowing an entire technology stack as cloud hosted platform to its clienteles like Pinterest and MediaMath.

"When we started our business in 2011, people were still new to the notion of consuming technology through cloud, but now more companies are turning towards Qubole's Big Data as a service offering. This early vision which we started off as central thesis has started becoming much more main stream. It has become a viable platform to a lot of companies," says Ashish Thusoo, Co-Founder & CEO, Qubole. The brand utilizes a variety of cloud databases and sources such as S3, MySQL, Oracle, Omniture, Google Analytics and others to enable a fast, easy and reliable path to turn Big Data into business insight. "We cycle through almost 250,000 machines in single month in the cloud, and process more than 50 peta bytes of data in a single month. And as adoption of the cloud continues, we continue to build our platform, thus delighting our client," adds Ashish.

With its empowering work culture, Qubole endeavors toendow its employees to produce customer oriented solutions, while also empowering them to make decisions. The bottoms up work ambience that is underlined by the guidelines also gear towards making the crew equipped to provide a full holistic platform which provides customers all the technology that are needed for different big around analytics. Many companies are rapidly picking up the current big data technologies, but some of them still need more quick training on the stack.

The 1990s is claimed as the epoch of strong economic growth, steady job creation, low inflation, rising productivity and a surging stock market. At the same time, India also witnessed a massive transformation in its IT sector and emerging as the growth hub of product companies and technologies since then. Firmly believing that the future of technology is extremely bright, Qubole specializes in serving its products as a web based service. With a crystal clear roadmap in front of its eyes, Qubole envisions to become the best and most comprehensive Big Data-as-a-Service company. "We always focus on providing the best technology tools for our clients and we continue to do that, thus adding more value to the clients," concludes Ashish.


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