Qubole Wins DataWeek Award as Top Innovator in Hadoop Technologies

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Leading Data Conference Honored Qubole’s Innovation in Category of Hadoop

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We appreciate the recognition and the raised expectations that go along with it, and we are staying focused on innovation and leading the way in Big Data.

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.”

Qubole has enjoyed rapid adoption by both smaller and enterprise businesses, just as Domoracki described. In fact, Qubole Data Service has seen a new milestone in data processed for the second month in a row. In July, Qubole‘s customers processed more than one full petabyte of data in a single month. That pales in comparison to Qubole’s usage in August; however, as over 2.5 petabytes of customer data was processed.

VP of Marketing Gil Allouche commented, “As we continue to reach new heights each month with customer wins, industry awards, and data milestones, Qubole’s team is fired up and motivated to work even harder. We appreciate the recognition and the raised expectations that go along with it, and we are staying focused on innovation and leading the way in Big Data.”

About Qubole

Qubole is the leading Big Data as a Service. Founded by Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma, former leaders of Facebook’s data infrastructure organization and long-time contributors to Apache Hadoop and creators of Apache Hive.

Qubole is trusted by the largest brands in social media, online advertising, entertainment, gaming and other data-intensive ventures. Among its customers are Pinterest, Quora, MediaMath, BigCommerce and many others.

Qubole Data Service (QDS) provides a turnkey SaaS solution for Big Data teams, running on the top performing elastic Hadoop engine on the cloud and includes a library of data connectors with graphical user-interface for Hive, Pig, Ooze and Sqoop. QDS makes it easy to inspect data, author and execute queries, and convert queries into scheduled jobs. With QDS, the power of Big Data meets the simplicity of the cloud.

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