Number of employees: 16-30
Investors: Arif Janmohamed
Investment Firms: Charles River Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners
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 Facebook’s big data infrastructure team, Qubole is trusted by the largest brands in social media, online advertising, gaming and other data-intensive companies such as MediaMath, Komli Media, Pinterest, Vocanic, BigCommerce, Insightera (now Marketo) Quora, and TubeMogul.
Qubole runs on a fast, auto-scaling Hadoop cluster with built-in data connectors and a graphical user-interface for Hive, Presto, MapReduce, Pig, Oozie and Sqoop, QDS makes it easy to inspect data, author and execute queries, and convert queries into scheduled jobs.
Qubole Big Data Service is available for as little as $0/month for individuals, $200/month for startups and all the way to enterprise pricing models. Qubole also has an elastic pricing model to support flexible growth.
Qubole provides a SaaS Big Data Service (similar to the Amazon EC2 EMR, only 50-60% cheaper), basically they provide companies with an auto-scaling hadoop cluster, that is available to the companies post sign-up. Their product integrates with every major database, so customers can connect with them right off the bat, without doing any additional coding.