#1 Big Data Platform for the Cloud
Mountain View, California, United States United States
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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 Data Service has built in data connectors to appnexus, google analytics and other popular data sources in the ad:tech world.




Awards and Mentions
  • 14399_1916
    Qubole™, the leading Big Data as a Service provider, is proud to announce reaching 1st place in the DataWeek Awards. Qubole Data Service (QDS) won the award for excellence in Innovation in Hadoop Technologies, one of over a dozen categories highlighting the best of the data industry. Qubole will be officially recognized for its award at the DataWeek conference, beginning September 28 in downtown San Francisco. The category of Innovation in Hadoop was highly competitive, featuring entries from Datameer and MapR Technologies, among others, but Qubole brought home the prize. DataWeek organizers highlighted Qubole’s commitment to making Big Data accessible for companies of all sizes. “We are excited to see so many new technology solutions and major product updates in the big data, social data, data science, and 20+ innovative categories,” said Geoff Domoracki, Founder of DataWeek. “The top-performing technologies in the data industry are definitely taking aim at democratizing data tools and bringing the power of data to smaller businesses. This is a major change in the data industry, and Qubole Data Service is a great example.”
  • Business model

    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.

    Competitive advantage

    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.


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