Qubole to Sponsor and Present at The Fifth Elephant 2013 Conference

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Joydeep Sen Sarma, Qubole Co-founder and Co-creator of Apache Hive, Serves on The Fifth Elephant 2013 Program Committee

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Qubole™, a provider of the next generation cloud Big Data platform, is pleased to announce that it will sponsor and present at The Fifth Elephant 2013 to be held in Bangalore, India from July 11-13, 2013. The Fifth Elephant 2013 is a workshop and conference on big data, storage and analytics with product demos and hacker corners.

Qubole’s Co-Founder and Head of Qubole India, Joydeep Sen Sarma, serves on The Fifth Elephant’s Program Committee along with data analysts and big data practitioners from Hortonworks, Microsoft, and Boltell. The Program Committee plays a key role in ensuring the delivery of a community-driven agenda based on use cases, how a problem was solved and why a technology or approach was chosen for solving the problem.

Rajat Venkatesh, a software engineer at Qubole, will deliver a conference presentation and a Qubole-sponsored workshop at The Fifth Elephant.

Rajat’s first presentation – “Workflow Schedulers: The Heart Beat of a Big Data Stack” takes place on Friday, July 12 beginning at 4:00 PM. Rajat will discuss requirements for Big Data Scheduling products and compare options such as Apache Oozie, Azkaban (LinkedIn), Luigi (Spotify) and Chronos (Airnb).

Rajat will conduct his in-depth, hands-on workshop – “Analytics Using Hadoop Ecosystem on AWS” on Saturday, July 13 at 12:15 PM. This workshop will teach attendees the steps to get data analytics up and running on AWS.

Joydeep Sen Sarma is the co-creator of Apache Hive. He began his career at Oracle, was lead engineer on Yahoo's in-house Recommendation Platform, and led Facebook's Data Infrastructure team, creating of one of the largest data processing and analytics platform in the world. Now, Joydeep has co-founded Qubole, a pioneering startup delivering a turnkey SaaS solution for Big Data, and is the Head of Qubole India.

Rajat Venkatesh is a software engineer at Qubole responsible for the company’s Scheduler product. Before Qubole, he worked as a database kernel developer at Vertica - a big data analytics platform vendor. Rajat was also a software engineer at Yahoo!, designing and implementing query management and event logging.

About Qubole

Qubole is the leader in Big Data SaaS. Qubole was 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 Data Service is trusted by the largest brands in social media, online advertising, gaming and other data-intensive ventures.

Qubole Data Service (QDS) provides a turnkey SaaS solution for Big Data teams, running on the top performing elastic Hadoop engine and including a library of data connectors, and a graphical interface for Hive, Pig, Ooze and Sqoop. QDS enables users to quickly inspect their 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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