Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Ashish Thusoo
Qubole is one of several startups that offer a big data Hadoop-as-a-Service platform. The Qubole Data Service runs on Amazon AWS, the Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure.
In February, Qubole, founded in 2012 and based in Mountain View, Calif., added the Apache Spark processing engine to its QDS platform, broadening the types of workloads that analysts and data scientists can run on QDS.
Before starting Qubole, founders Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma built and ran Facebook's data service and scaled it to more than 25 petabytes. They also created the Apache Hive open-source data warehouse technology.