Qubole Launches Autonomous Data Platform in the Cloud

Qubole, a data platform provider, is building an autonomous data platform designed to automate and analyze platform usage to make data teams more effective. The next-generation data platform includes three new products: Qubole Data Service (QDS) Community Edition, QDS Enterprise Edition, and QDS Cloud Agents.

Qubole seeks to build an autonomous data platform with intelligent automation to address the difficulty enterprises have in scaling their data teams and initiatives. The new QDS platform self-manages, self-optimizes, and learns by watching platform usage. The architecture analyzes metadata (queries, clusters, users, data)generated by platform usage and applies machine learning and artificial intelligence to create alerts, insights, recommendations and autonomous agents which perform actions automatically.

“Despite all the promise and technological advancements, operationalizing big data efforts is still impossible for most organizations,” said Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole. “Data teams simply can’t scale to meet the growing demand for data across organizations. To address this hurdle, we are on a mission to remove the manual effort that comes with maintaining a big data infrastructure and empower data teams to focus on high-value, strategic work.”

The new QDS Enterprise Edition replaces the existing QDS solution and offers alerts, insights and recommendations that provide intelligent, actionable information to data professionals. A new machine learning infrastructure enables actions that can be rule-based, workload aware and/or predictive and increasingly accurate by learning from user behavior over time.

Another new product, QDS Cloud Agents, can autonomously execute a range of data management tasks that are typically time-consuming, manual tasks. The QDS Cloud Agents include a range of cloud-based software agents that offload tasks from human data professionals, based on a set policy, intended to reduce cost, offload manual effort and improve reliability.

QDS Community is a free product, providing the same functionality as QDS Enterprise. Community is free for up to four nodes and five clusters. This solution is targeted at developers interested in building and testing applications before moving to production.

QDS Community, QDS Enterprise and QDS Cloud Agents are available in July 2017. Visit to learn more.