The 10 Coolest Big Data Products Of 2012

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2. Qubole

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, eliminating the need for businesses to architect, deploy and manage their own Hadoop clusters. That will free up developers and analysts to focus on developing queries and analyzing data.

The technology isn't generally available yet: Mountain View, Calif.-based Qubole exited stealth mode in June and is recruiting businesses and data 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 and were contributors to the development of Hadoop. They also created Apache Hive, an open-source data warehouse system.


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