Derrick Harris for GigaOm:
Two key members of the Facebook team that created the Hadoop query language Hive are launching their own big data startup called Qubole on Thursday. […] Qubole is also optimized to run on cloud-based resources that typically don’t offer performance on a par with their physical counterparts. Thusoo said the product incorporates a specially-designed cache system that lets queries run five times faster than traditional Hadoop jobs in the cloud, and users have the option to change the types of instances their jobs are running on if the situation requires.
Running on Amazon infrastructure.
Original title and link: Qubole: New On-Demand Hadoop Service by Hive Creators ( ©myNoSQL)