About Us

Market leaders throughout the world have one common denominator: they are all winning with data. They leverage their data assets to learn from the past using business intelligence tools; they also focus on what is happening today and predict the future using real-time and streaming data sources combined with historical batch-type data sources.

Qubole is the open data lake company that provides a simple and secure data lake platform for machine learning, streaming, and ad-hoc analytics.

Why do Customers Choose Qubole?

No other platform provides the openness and data workload flexibility of Qubole while radically accelerating data lake adoption, reducing time to value, and lowering cloud data lake costs by 50 percent. Qubole’s Platform provides end-to-end data lake services such as cloud infrastructure management, data management, continuous data engineering, analytics, and machine learning with near-zero administration. Qubole is trusted by leading brands such as Expedia, Disney, Oracle, Gannett and Adobe to spur innovation and to transform their businesses for the era of big data.

Embracing the Open Data Lake Platform

The increase in volume, velocity and variety of data, combined with new types of analytics and machine learning is creating the need for an open data lake architecture. Across our 200+ customers including market leaders such as Expedia, Disney, Lyft, Adobe and more, we find that the Open Data Lake is becoming a common feature alongside the Data Warehouse. While the Data Warehouse has been designed and optimized for SQL analytics, the need for an open, simple and secure data lake platform that can support new types of analytics and machine learning is driving the Open Data Lake adoption. Unlike the Data Warehouse’s world of proprietary formats, proprietary SQL extensions, proprietary metadata repository and lack of programmatic access to data, the Open Data Lake ensures no vendor lock-in while supporting a diverse range of analytics. Open Data Lakes provide a robust and future-proof data management paradigm to support a wide range of data processing needs including data exploration, interactive analytics, and machine learning.

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