Qubole, the cloud-native big-data activation platform and company, announced the recent appointment of Namit Jain as SVP, Engineering. Namit, an IIT Kanpur, Oracle, Facebook and Nutanix alumni, brings with him a vast experience in databases and big data technologies, and in running and scaling large global engineering teams.
Prior to joining Qubole, Namit was working with Nutanix, the cloud-computing software company headquartered in San Jose. He started Nutanix India and was heading the engineering team, which grew it to a size of above 250 engineers, and Nutanix India grew to about 500 employees. During his tenure, Nutanix’s forward-looking revenue grew to a billion dollars, and his efforts were instrumental in taking the company public in September 2016.
Commenting on the development, Namit said, “Qubole is one of the very few product companies where core engineering is driven from India, making it all the more exciting, and in this role, to begin with, I am aiming to refine processes in order to achieve more stability, and that will help us to innovate more, while also scale seamlessly and efficiently.”
After starting his career working on RDBMS internals at Oracle, Namit had joined Facebook, where he worked with Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma, the co-founders of Qubole. At Facebook, he became one of the earliest and most prolific contributors to Apache Hive, and also, the first PMC (Apache Project Management Committee) Chair for Apache Hive.
“Namit’s appointment will significantly help Qubole to extend deployments across geographies, as well as amp up R&D efforts, categorically in the areas of serverless computing, deep sciences, and deep learning,” said Joydeep Sen Sarma, CTO and Co-founder, Qubole.
The leading cloud big-data-as-a-service company also recently announced its partnership with Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Moving data warehouse infrastructures to the cloud and building data lakes dramatically improve organizations’ performance, concurrency and simplicity – with this partnership, enterprises have the best of both worlds, giving them access to a simple, out-of-the-box integration between Qubole and Snowflake for the most performant, cost-effective, and proven solution to any alternatives in the market.