Google Compute Engine Brings New Perspectives to Qubole Webinar Series

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Qubole™, a leading provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, has partnered with Google Compute Engine (GCE) to present the next webinar in the acclaimed "Secrets of the Pros" series. "Hadoop-as-a-Service on Google Compute Engine" will feature Allan Naim, Business Development lead for Google, alongside Praveen Seluka, Qubole’s technical lead for the joint project.

Naim and Seluka will discuss the advantages of GCE’s high performance, reliable and scalable infrastructure in tandem with the auto-scaling and self-managed Hadoop service integrated by Qubole Data Service (QDS).

“Two stellar platforms in Google Compute Engine and Qubole Data Service have partnered, yielding a sum even greater than its parts,” said Praveen Seluka. “I’m proud to be leading the efforts for Qubole and I’m looking forward to sharing our work in the webinar!”

The webinar will stream live on February 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, followed by a Q&A session with Seluka and Google’s Allan Naim.

For more thought leadership from Qubole, please refer to the previous webinars available in the “Big Data Secrets from the Pros” series, which offers eight sessions On Demand to international audiences:     Big Data Analytics Using Window Functions     5 Tips for Creating Fast and Accurate Hive Queries     Build and Deploy Awesome Apache Hive UDFs     Build a Big Data App in 30 Minutes     Sentiment Analysis Using Hive     Deploying Hadoop: Bare Metal or Cloud?     Big Data in No Time: Getting Started with Big Data Quickly     Using Big Data Tools to Analyze Web Analytics Data

It is recommended that viewers register for Qubole’s free 15 day trial of QDS in order to practice the techniques in an active hands-on environment.

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