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Qubole Overview

Santa Clara, CA (US)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable

Qubole – Why Work For Us?

Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma were part of building and leading the original Facebook Data Service Team from 2007-2011 during which they authored many prominent data industry tools including the Apache Hive Project. Their goal was not only to enable massive speed and scale to the data platform, but also to provide better self-service access to the data for business users. With the lessons learned from successes at Facebook, Qubole was launched in 2013 with these very same product principles of speed, scale and accessibility in analytics. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with offices in Bangalore, India.

Qubole simplifies the provisioning, management and scaling of big data analytics workloads leveraging data stored on Amazon Web Services, Google Compute, or Microsoft Azure infrastructure. With Qubole connected to your choice of cloud provider, once IT sets policies, any number of data analysts can be set free to collaboratively “click to query” with the power of Hive, Spark, Presto and many others in a growing list of data processing engines. Our platform, Qubole Data Service (QDS), delivers these best-in-class Apache tools integrated into an enterprise-feature rich platform optimized to run in the cloud at petabyte+ scale.

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Why Join Qubole?

At Qubole, we are building the most advanced, cloud-based, big data-as-a-service platform. Our customers include some of the top consumer and enterprise companies in the world, such as Pinterest, Flipboard, Ola Cabs, Pearson, and Fanatics. With 200 PB, and growing, of data processed every month, we help our customers put big data analytics in the hands of their users quickly while removing administrative barriers.

We were founded by Facebook alumni who authored the Apache Hive project and ran Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team for many years. Additonally, we’ve drawn rock star employees from companies like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon, LinkedIn, Flipkart, NetApp, Vertica, Teradata, Oracle, TIBCO, and others. Qubole is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms Lightspeed Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. Our offices are located in Mountain View, California and Bangalore, India.

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    "Great place to sharpen your skills"

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    - Every day I get to learn new things.
    - Every day I get new challenges to solve and to make some critical decision for client.
    - Management is transparent.
    -Good working Cluture
    - Every decision [ whether technical or management] gets discussed in all-hands


    - I cant think of any cons right now

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Qubole Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Qubole.


    I had two skype rounds. first round was okish. I didn't expect a call after that. But they did call me for a second round. Normally one would think if the second round goes good, the company will further your candidature. I absolutely nailed the second round. Answered all the three programming questions correctly and was sure that I will be called for f2f interviews. To my dismay, the next day, i get a mail saying that i am not being considered for the role anymore. This was very pathetic experience. I complained to the recruiter that what is the sense of taking second round if we aren't going to use its inputs. She had nothing to say.

    This was mid of this year. I had tried to interview with these guys some 3 years back as well. THat time, they had just sent me a programming question by email and asked me to submit the solution. I did, and never got any kind of response. Its like the solution and the email went to blackhole. NO response even after following up.

    Do not even consider interviewing here if you value peace of mind

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Qubole Awards & Accolades

  • Disrupter 50, CNBC, 2015
  • Technology Innovation Award - Big Data Innovation, Ventana Research, 2014
  • Excellence in Innovation in Hadoop Technologies, Dataweek, 2013
  • Best Big Data-as-a-Service Product, Dataweek, 2014
  • TiE50 Winner, TiE Silicon Valley, 2015
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