Qubole Introduces Platform to Automate Workloads in the Cloud

Qubole, which provides big data as a service, has introduced three new products – the Qubole Data Service (QDS) Enterprise Edition, QDS Business Edition and Qubole Cloud Agents – components of what the company describes as the first autonomous data platform.  According to Qubole, it is designed to address the difficulty enterprises face in scaling their data teams and initiatives with built-in automation to deliver self-service while minimizing costs, and optimizing performance and reliability.

Qubole Data Service provides a single platform for ETL, reporting, ad hoc analysis, stream processing and machine learning. It runs on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Bare Metal Cloud, taking advantage of the elasticity and scale of the cloud, and also supports leading open source engines, including Apache Spark, Hadoop, Presto, and Hive.

The three new components are:

QDS Enterprise Edition, which includes new alerts, insights and recommendations (AIR) features that deliver intelligent, actionable information to data professionals. Powered by Qubole’s new machine learning infrastructure, AIR can be rule-based, workload-aware and predictive, and is designed to become increasingly accurate by learning from user behavior over time.

QDS Business Edition, which provides companies with free access to the QDS platform  so the customer only pays the regular fees to their cloud provider of choice. Suited for smaller scale deployments and companies developing big data applications, QDS Business Edition offers all the functionality of QDS Enterprise Edition and is only limited to a specified amount of compute hours per month.

QDS Cloud Agents, which is an optional add-on to QDS Enterprise Edition, autonomously executes a range of data management tasks that are typically time-consuming, manual tasks. The initial release of QDS Cloud Agents includes the following three agents: Workload-Aware Auto-Scaling Agent, Spot Shopper Agent (AWS Only), and the Data Caching Agent.

Later this year, Qubole will also offer QDS Community Edition as an educational tool for students and others looking to explore big data. QDS Community will be free for up to four nodes and five clusters.

For more information, visit Qubole’s website.



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