About Us

In today’s data-driven world, organizations must leverage an immense amount of generated data to disrupt, innovate, and thrive. Qubole provides a cloud-native data platform for analytics and machine learning that quickly activates large quantities of data for all users while lowering costs. Built by the team who built Facebook’s data platform, Qubole serves some of the largest data-driven companies such as Lyft, Expedia, Box, and Oracle.

Why Customers Choose Qubole

Qubole revolutionizes how companies access insights from their data. Our cloud-native big data platform enables companies to exponentially activate petabytes of data faster for everyone and any use case. Qubole delivers the freedom of choice to our users: customers can use any engine, any tool, and any cloud. We help our customers process an exabyte of data every month, enabling them to focus on their data — not their data platform.

How We Solve the Activation Gap

Today’s enterprises face a critical challenge: how to make all captured data accessible and actionable to all business users. Despite collecting and storing data at unprecedented rates in greater volume and variety, many businesses encounter limitations around scaling up data operations — both in infrastructure and staffing — to meet business demands and expectations. Qubole defines this dissonance between the expectations from data and the supply of resources as the activation gap.

To bridge the activation gap, companies require a rethinking of the role that data teams serve in providing users with the information they need. Qubole offers a cloud-native architecture with rich automation features on a fully optimized platform that allows for more scalable and flexible data processing. Our platform helps enterprises maximize efficiency and cost savings as well as positively impact service level agreements (SLAs). Qubole’s platform handles diverse workloads across the big data lifecycle — enabling businesses to disrupt, thrive, and innovate using all of their data.

Our Origin Story

Ashish Thusoo

Joydeep Sen Sarma


Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma co-founded Qubole in 2013 with a mission to close the data accessibility gap. In launching Qubole, the duo leveraged their experience as part of the original Facebook Data Service Team from 2007 to 2011. Ashish and Joydeep authored many prominent data industry tools during their time at Facebook, including the Apache Hive Project. Their goal was to enable massive speed and scale to the data platform while providing better self-service access to the data for business users. Ashish and Joydeep built these same product principles of speed, scale, and accessibility into the foundation of Qubole.

Qubole’s investors include:

Qubole’s Values

The Qubole team has worked diligently to cultivate an ideology of compassion and innovation that aligns with who we are and what we seek to achieve. Our continued commitment to this culture is enshrined in Qubole’s six core values:

Empathy for Customers and Team
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly”

Time is precious
The trouble is, you think you have time

Open and Constructive
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen

Have an impact
You can have excuses or results. Not both.

Walk the Talk
Be accountable for everything you say and do

Be Ahead
Be ahead. Move forward. Get started. Act now


G2 Crowd Leader
Winter 2020

2018 Inc. 5000 List (Ranked #503)

Database Trends and Applications' 2018 100 Companies that Matter Most in Data

2018 SIGMOD Systems Award for Apache Hive

CRN's 2017 Big Data 100: Coolest Emerging Big Data Vendors

Entrepreneur’s 2017 Top Company Cultures

2017 Inc. 5000 list (Ranked #127)

Database Trends and Applications' 2017 100 Companies that Matter Most in Data