Last Updated December 16, 2019
For Customers who purchase Premium Support, Qubole provides service levels, response times, & escalation procedures as set forth below (“Support Services”). The Qubole Support team is dedicated to providing professional support services and committed to driving Customer success in the use of Qubole products and services.
Customers must have purchased Premium Support Services as evidence in its signed customer contract or Service Order with Qubole (“Customer Agreement”) in order to receive the committed response times to support requests (“Response Time SLA”) indicated herein. All Incidents must be logged through the approved Incident submittal method to receive the stated response times.
Qubole Support provides Support Services to Customers during regular business hours at its support locations in [California, United States and Bangalore, India].
Following the successful submission of an Incident through the Qubole support portal, it will be assigned to a Qubole support location based on the location identified in the designated support contact’s profile. The Response Time SLA will be calculated based on the assigned Qubole support location’s business hours.
Qubole may provide additional support for Incidents from an alternate Qubole support location, which may occur when the assigned Qubole support location is after hours, when the Incident requires additional progress or when resources are available in the alternate Qubole support location.
Qubole Support maintains a support portal which Customers use to submit, view status and update Incidents with Qubole. All Incidents must be submitted through the Qubole support portal in order to receive Support Services based on requested Incident priority. The Qubole support portal (https://support.qubole.com) is the approved Incident submittal method.
Alternative Incident submittal methods may be made available. Any Incident submitted through any method other than the approved Incident submittal method, including email, will not be entitled to any initial priority higher than P3 Normal.
Customers are required to properly assess business impact and urgency prior to selecting and submitting an Incident ticket with a requested priority level. If no priority is selected during the ticket submission process, the Qubole support portal will select P3 Normal as the default. Qubole Support reserves the right to reclassify the priority level at any time if Qubole reasonably believes the classification is incorrect.
Priority 1: Urgent – Critical Qubole functionality is completely unavailable, causing a material impact on Customer’s business or operations, or there is a security breach. No work-around is available.
Examples of Priority 1 events include:
Priority 2: High – Critical Qubole functionality is interrupted, degraded or unusable, having a severe impact on Customer’s business or operations. A work-around may be available.
Examples of Priority 2 events include:
Priority 3: Normal – Non-critical Qubole functionality is interrupted, degraded or unusable, having a minor impact on Customer’s business or operations. Typically a work-around is available.
Examples of Priority 3 events include:
Priority 4: Low – Non-critical inquiries or issues, not impacting Customer’s business operations.
Examples of Priority 4 events include:
Qubole provides the following Incident Response Time SLA as follows:
|Priority 1: Urgent||24×7 |
1 calendar hour
|Priority 2: High||24×5 |
5 business hours
|Priority 3: Normal||24×5 |
24 business hours
|Priority 4: Low||24×5 |
48 business hours
Premium Support Customers may request that an Incident ticket be escalated for a valid business reason. Qubole Support will evaluate requests and respond to them in a reasonable timeframe. Should an escalation be accepted, the escalation path may include:
Qubole Support will also maintain and leverage internal escalation paths to resources required to assist with Customer Incidents when required.
Qubole Support will resolve an Incident when a resolution or workaround has been provided to the Customer, except when:
Customer will be granted a reasonable amount of time to request to reopen the Incident should the resolution or workaround be unsuccessful.
Qubole Support will close the Incident, thereby being unable to re-open or make further modifications to the Incident following a reasonable timeframe after solving the Incident. Upon termination of support service with Qubole, all open Customer Incidents will be resolved and closed by Qubole Support.
The Qubole platform includes several components of Open Source Software (OSS). Certain OSS code fixes or enhancements may require resolution through the OSS community. Qubole may decide, in its sole discretion, to provide work-arounds or other resolutions to OSS issues, if they are not divergent from the OSS community direction or cause future incompatibility issues with the OSS code branches.
After Hours. Hours outside of the Regular Hours for the applicable Qubole support location, including non-working, weekend days or holidays (such holidays listed in Appendix 1) at Qubole support locations.
Closure. The final state of the customer’s submitted Incident, whereby no further updates may be made to the issue.
Customer. The business entity, whether a direct customer of Qubole or partner of Qubole providing service to another business entity or entities, who entered into a valid Customer Agreement with Qubole indicating that Qubole will provide Support Services to such entity.
Incident. An unplanned interruption to the Qubole service or reduction in the quality of the Qubole service that materially impacts Customer. Any request outside of the scope of this definition shall be considered a Service Request which would have a maximum priority of P4 Low (see Priority Categorization section).
Regular Hours. Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm, working days in the applicable Qubole support locations, excluding scheduled holidays (such holidays listed in Appendix 1).
Resolution. Either (a) fixing the root cause of the Incident; (b) providing a temporary or permanent work around for the Incident.
Workaround. A modification, a change in process, or “patch”, which may be of a temporary or interim nature.
In order to provide the most efficient and effective Support Services for Customers, Qubole Support requests the following from Customers:
Customer provides at least one (1) designated support contact (“Customer Support Contact”) to manage any Incidents with Qubole Support. The Customer Support Contact(s) are generally expected to:
Qubole provides support to Customer’s end-users through the Customer Support Contact. This will ensure any issues affecting multiple end-users at the Customer will be consolidated and receive the most optimal focus and response from Qubole Support. The Customer Support Contact has the business context of the Customer’s use of Qubole – facilitating communications regarding any impacts to the Customer end users.
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