Qubole Welcomes Big Data Rockstar Jordan Zimmerman

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Qubole™, a leading provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, is proud to announce the addition of Jordan Zimmerman to the engineering leadership team.

Zimmerman’s love of engineering dates back to his youth, having learned to program at age 11. He still spends significant time on passion projects, notably as the creator and now lead committer to Apache Curator, a set of Java libraries that make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier, and as a contributing committer to Apache Onami.

Jordan is proud to be a patent holder for a multi-vendor internet commerce system and has been published in several tech journals and books. Prior to Qubole, Jordan was a Senior Software Engineer at Riot Games, responsible for Big Data and distributed cloud computing in support of the world’s largest online game, League of Legends. Before that, Jordan was a senior member of the Platform Team at Netflix where he pioneered the open source initiative.

“Adding Jordan to the Qubole team has been a huge boost,” said Shrikanth Shankar, VP of Engineering. “His passion is contagious and his expertise is unparalleled. I’m very excited to see what we can accomplish together!”

“Qubole is growing quickly, and rapidly earning a strong reputation for innovation and disruption – it was a natural fit for me, and I am very proud to be part of this team,” said Zimmerman.

For more information on Qubole Data Service, please schedule time to meet with Qubole executives at the GigaOM Structure:Data conference, March 19-20 in New York City, by e-mailing Marketing(at)Qubole(dot)com.

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