Qubole Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Big-data-as-a-service provider

5.0/5 (2 reviews)

Qubole overview

What is Qubole?

For Data Architects, Analysts and Scientists who explore great amount of raw, multi-structured data on the cloud, Qubole Big Data SaaS runs on the fastest elastic Hadoop engine, includes data connectors, a graphical interface for Hive, SQOOP and other excellent tools for simplified, collaborative Big Data work on Hadoop.


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United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 other markets, India, Japan, Germany

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Qubole reviews


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Recently decide to migrate workloads

Reviewed 2015-09-09
Review Source: GetApp

We've recently decided to move our Spark, Hive, Pig and Presto workloads by leveraging Qubole through S3 on AWS. All we had to do was connect our data sets and were able to get up and running within a few hours.

The biggest feature that has proven valuable to our team is the auto-scaling technology that will increase the clusters based on the demand that is needed and turn down when it's not, completely alleviating all headaches with running big data analytics on the cloud prior.

Haven't had any hiccups yet.

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Rakesh Sharma

Facebook Power For Your Data

Reviewed 2013-09-04
Review Source: GetApp

The biggest pro in favor of Qubole are its antecedents. Because they have held leadership positions at reputed companies such as Facebook and Oracle, Qubole’s founders have brought the same level of technology expertise and orientation towards this solution. The solution is packed with features and integrations that make it easier for organizations that would like to invest in big data solutions but do not have the financial resources to find a team that puts it together. Qubole’s SaaS pricing further makes it an attractive proposition because it puts this computing power within reach of startups and small businesses

Multiple integrations and usable interface simplifies complex big data operations.

None that I could think of

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Qubole pricing

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4 Tiers (below). An elastic pricing is offered as well.

Qubole features

API (196 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (160 other apps)
Ad hoc Reporting (84 other apps)
Business Intelligence (116 other apps)
Charting (83 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (81 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (106 other apps)
Dashboard Creation (106 other apps)
Data Filtering (108 other apps)
Data Import/Export (124 other apps)
Data Visualization (181 other apps)
Monitoring (88 other apps)
Multiple Data Sources (79 other apps)
Predictive Analytics (83 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (121 other apps)
Real Time Data (91 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (138 other apps)
Third Party Integration (122 other apps)
Trend Analysis (77 other apps)
Visual Analytics (140 other apps)

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Additional information for Qubole

Key features of Qubole

  • Managed Hadoop Cluster (auto-scaling, high performance)
  • Integrates with open-source R for statistical analysis.
  • Connectors to MongoDB, RDS, RedShift and other cloud data
  • Capability to cap query by results size or time
  • Connectors to Google Analytics,AppNexus and other cloud apps
  • Monitor Jobs, Schedule Big Data Jobs, Set Dependencies/Rules
  • Qubole integrates with BI and analytic solutions.
  • Big Data Modeling in the cloud
  • Qubole has FREE Plan
  • Build Sophisticated Data Pipelines in the cloud
  • API provides a unified meta-data to Hadoop, Hive and Pig.
  • Import/Export from cloud or on-premise data sources
  • Qubole is fully accessible by using a REST API.
  • Integration with BI Tools (e.g. Tableau, Microsoft Excel)
  • Graphical Interface for mapReduce, Hive, Pig, Sqoop and more
  • Hive as a Service
  • Qubole is available in all the regions of AWS worldwide.
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Qubole is a managed Big Data service that makes it simple to prepare, integrate, and explore your Big Data in the cloud.

- Our customers include large internet companies such as: MediaMath, Pinterest, TubeMogul and others

- Our founders (Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma) are the co-founders of Apache Hive (back in the 2007)

- Qubole Data Service (QDS) provides a hassle-free Big Data cluster with a beautiful front-end to Hive, Pig, mapReduce, Sqoop and other components

- No need to buy hardware or hire IT folks
- Start Small & Scale Gradually
- Easy to use wizards to conduct advanced, comprehensive Big Data analysis tasks on Hadoop
- Invite & Work with others on your Big Data projects, leverage previous work and get help when you’re stuck