Data Summit in NYC Features Thought Leadership from Qubole’s VP of Engineering

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Qubole™, a leading provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, will be represented by Shrikanth Shankar, Vice President of Engineering, at the 2014 Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) Data Summit in New York City.

Shankar will join the founder of SiSense at noon on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown for a pair of sessions on the Business Insights track, specifically on Planning Your Big Data Project.

In "Running a Big Data Infrastructure – Five Areas That Need Your Attention", attendees will enjoy a focused talk on the absolute highest priority items from Shankar, one of the top architects in the industry. He built his reputation at Oracle before leading the charge at Qubole, and this is one of the rare events on the East Coast where Shankar will be speaking in 2014.

“I’m bringing my five keys to consider for a strong and strategic Big Data deployment,” said Shankar. “If you are in the planning stages, you need to be at this session, and I’m looking forward to dialoguing with attendees and sharing more case-specific advice afterwards.”

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About Qubole

Qubole is a leading Big Data as a Service provider. Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma, creators of Facebook’s big data infrastructure and Apache Hive, founded Qubole to make it simple to prepare, integrate, and explore Big Data in the Cloud.

Qubole’s Big Data as a Service Solution, Qubole Data Service (QDS), runs on the top performing elastic Hadoop engine on the cloud and includes a library of data connectors with a graphical user-interface for Hive, Pig, Ooze and Sqoop. QDS makes it easy to inspect data, author and execute queries, and convert queries into scheduled jobs. With QDS, the power of Big Data meets the simplicity of the Cloud.

The largest brands in social media, online advertising, entertainment, gaming and other data-intensive ventures trust QDS to handle their most challenging Big Data requirements at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. Customers include Pinterest, Quora, MediaMath, Insightera, Vocanic, TubeMogul,, BigCommerce and many others.


Walter Paley