Qubole to Provide Technical Expertise at Strata Conference in Santa Clara

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Qubole™, a leading provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, proudly announces sponsorship, exhibition and thought leadership at the Strata Conference, taking place in Santa Clara on February 11 – 13, 2014.

Shrikanth Shankar, VP of Engineering, will present ‘Secrets of Apache Hive Queries and UDFs’, a key session on best practices for data workers in the trenches.

“Qubole is dedicated to making Big Data easy,” said Shankar. “Educating our users and sharing our expertise is a source of pride, and I’m very excited to take the stage in Santa Clara.”

Shankar’s talk is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12, at 4:00 PM, on the ‘Hadoop and Beyond’ track. He will also will be offering office hours on Thursday, February 13, at 10:50 AM, alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Hands-on demonstrations of the Qubole Data Service (QDS) platform will be available in Booth #313 of the Strata Conference. Highlighted features will include Presto-as-a-Service, as well as support for Google Compute Engine and Rackspace. The team will also be distributing its famous Hive and Pig quick reference ‘cheat sheets’ to all attendees.

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