The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2014
Co-Founder and CEO: Ashish Thusoo
Qubole's Hadoop-based Qubole Data Service is a cloud platform that businesses use to store and manage huge volumes of structured and unstructured data and tap into that data for analytical chores and other tasks. You might say Qubole is self-obsessed: The company's focus is making its platform as self-managing as possible with auto-scaling and other built-in management capabilities; and self-service with user-friendly interfaces and data integration functions that don't require a data scientist or programmer.
CEO Ashish Thusoo and Qubole India manager Joydeep Sen Sarma founded Qubole in 2012. Previously they worked together managing Facebook's data infrastructure team and its massive data processing needs, then they contributed to the development of the Apache Hive data warehouse infrastructure project for Hadoop. Earlier this month the Mountain View, Calif.-based company raised $13 million in Series B financing.