Qubole is a Big Data as a Service (BDaas) Platform Running on Leading Cloud Offerings like AWS.
Qubole Data Service (QDS) has more than a dozen data connectors for importing and exporting data to and from the platform. The core is Qubole’s managed Hadoop platform, including Hive, Sqoop, Pig and Oozie and an SK for building applications in Python.
It recently added Presto, an open-source project supporting SQL-style analytics on Big Data, created by Facebook, which says it is orders of magnitude faster than Hive, returning query results in milliseconds. Hadoop clusters include auto-scaling. MapReduce job and SQL-style queries can be created on an interactive GUI.
The benefits of a service like QDS, are the elimination of capital expenditures on hardware and challenges of hiring and retaining scarce Big Data practitioners.