10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2012 (So Far)


Qubole

CEO: Ashish Thusoo

Qubole is developing what it calls an auto-scaling platform for analyzing and processing big data. The company's goal is to offer cloud-based Hadoop and Hive services that handle all infrastructure complexities behind the scenes, freeing up analysts to focus on developing queries and analyzing data.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company exited "stealth mode" in June and is now recruiting businesses and scientists to participate in an early access program for its technology. The company's founders, Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma, helped build Facebook's data infrastructure, were contributors to the development of Hadoop and created Apache Hive, an open-source data warehouse system.