Qubole Showcases 2013 Milestones and Innovation

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Qubole™, a leading provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, announced today that the Qubole Data Service (QDS) processed over 12 Petabytes during the month of December. While Qubole’s team was proud to break the 1 petabyte mark for the first time in July, this metric demonstrates the rapid adoption and increased usage by customers since. With over 60 customers, Qubole has projected significant further growth in Q1 2014.

“This has truly been a unified effort,” said CTO and co-founder Joydeep Sen Sarma. “Our engineers, as well as our sales and marketing team, in Silicon Valley as well as in Bangalore, contributed to make 2013 an absolute success and I’m excited to see what we accomplish this year.”

Google Compute Engine and Presto-as-a-Service both debuted in the fourth quarter of 2013, adding breadth to the Qubole Data Service offerings, while partnerships with Tableau and Hortonworks built depth and end-to-end solutions for data consumers.

In conjunction with these additional offerings, the corporate website was redesigned to reflect Qubole’s fast-growing customer base and partner ecosystem, adding a Big Data Academy and Customer Support Portal for larger-scale technical support and customer service.

“We decided to take our website to the next level given our tremendous increase in customer and partner traction,” said Qubole’s Vice President of Marketing, Gil Allouche. “The new site ensures that our customers have immediate access to our growing library of shared customer experiences and information from our strategic partners, as well as the technical resources that will make them successful with our complete Big Data as-a-Service solution.”

Qubole welcomes visitors to its new blog and encourages them to take advantage of the educational features and the free trial of Qubole Data Service.

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, Decide.com, BigCommerce and many others.


Walter Paley