Qubole Appoints Gil Allouche As Vice President of Marketing

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Qubole™, the leading provider of Big Data SaaS, today announced that it has appointed Gil Allouche as its Vice President of Marketing. Reporting directly to CEO Ashish Thusoo, Gil will leverage his marketing and technical experience in Big Data exploration, business intelligence, and in-memory analytics to increase Qubole’s brand awareness, grow its sales pipeline, and expand marketing infrastructure and programs.

Most recently Sr. Director of Marketing for Karmasphere, a leading Big Data Analytics company, where he managed all marketing functions, Gil brings a keen understanding of the Big Data target market and its technologies and buyers.

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Gil to the team,” said Qubole CEO Ashish Thusoo. “His Big Data domain knowledge combined with his talent for leading lean cross-functional teams and managing end-to-end marketing functions for early stage ventures makes him a perfect fit for our company.”

While at Karmasphere, Gil helped establish the company as a thought leader in the emerging Big Data market. Prior to Karmasphere, Gil was a product marketing manager and general manager for the TIBCO Silver Spotfire SaaS offering where he developed and executed go-to-market plans that increased growth by 600 percent in just 18 months. Gil also co-founded 1Yell, a social media ad network company. Gil began his marketing career as a product strategist at SAP while earning his MBA at Babson College.

“Big Data is rapidly moving to a more agile adoption and use model,” said Gil Allouche. "I joined Qubole because it’s leading the way with its Big Data SaaS Solution (QDS).”

Qubole Data Service (QDS) is the leading Big Data SaaS solution in the market with a fully elastic engine that shrinks and expands with workloads, and is 4 times faster than the competition. Using Apache Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Ooze and Sqoop for fast data analytics, QDS makes working with Big Data, running queries and scheduling recurring jobs super easy for any user.

Gil has already made a significant impact at Qubole, driving several brand awareness and demand generation activities, including the Qubole Webinar series “Big Data Secrets from the Pros” – which offers best practices and tips from an accomplished panel of Big Data experts.

Qubole's next Webinar, “Build a Big Data App in 30 Minutes”, has already over 650 registrants and is still open for registration. To sign up – please click here.

About Qubole

Qubole provides a managed Big Data service that makes it simple to prepare, integrate and explore Big Data in the cloud. Founded by the creators of Apache Hive and former managers of Facebook’s data infrastructure team, Qubole is trusted by the largest brands in social media, online advertising, gaming and other data-intensive companies such as Pinterest, Quora, MediaMath and TubeMogul.

Qubole’s flagship solution, Qubole Data Service (QDS), runs on a fast, auto-scaling Hadoop cluster with built-in data connectors and a graphical user-interface for Hive, Pig, Oozie and Sqoop. QDS makes it easy to inspect data, author and execute queries, and convert queries into scheduled jobs.


Walter Paley