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Qubole: Indomitable Leaders of Cloud-based Analytics that Earned Simplicity & Reduced TCO as Hallmark

Susila Govindaraj
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Susila Govindaraj
Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". It is especially true in technology space, as it requires plethora of adept engineering in backend to craft a simple and sleek end product; a rare gift not everyone is endowed with.

Qubole, a big data as service company is one such gem. Qubole provides Hadoop-as-a-Service via its Qubole Data Service (QDS) platform, a cloud computing solution that eliminates the operational challenges of running Big data Analytics to make it accessible, easy, fast, and inexpensive. The company has optimized the big data stack to work well on public cloud and has built a distinguished Hadoop offering that auto scales with customer workloads and ensures tremendous cost savings. Being on the cloud, it not only saves the human capital cost that is required to assemble analytics infrastructure and more importantly saves cost on hardware by taking advantage of the elasticity that the cloud offers. Qubole democratizes access to data within an organization and empowers both developers and non-developers, e.g. data analysts, to learn actionable insights from massive data sets.

Team of illustrious experts

Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma founded Qubole in 2011, the initial authors of Apache Hive that bought democratized the power of Hadoop by bringing it to SQL users. Ashish and Joydeep had bootstrapped Hadoop inside Silicon Valley powerhouse Facebook. The internal big-data service that they built and managed ended up with Petabytes of data and hundreds of users. Their pedigree helped them acquire their initial set of customers and continues to help customer acquisition. Having professionals like Marcy Campbell (SVP & WW Sales Head), the former SVP- Sales of Engine Yard, a company that pioneered SaaS and Shrikanth Shankar (VP-Engineering), one of the leaders of Oracle Exalytics effort, on board added to their credibility in this space.

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