Databricks is a company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, that aims to help clients with cloud-based big data processing using Spark.

Databricks develops a web-based platform for working with Spark, that provides automated cluster management and IPython-style notebooks. 

Databricks was founded in 2013 Ali Ghodsi, Andy Konwinski, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica, Patrick Wendell, Reynold Xin, & Matei Zaharia.  The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with multiple offices through out the world.


Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, from the original creators of Apache Spark™, unifies data science and engineering across the Machine Learning lifecycle from data preparation, to experimentation and deployment of ML applications.


Databricks can help clean up data for exploration in data visualization software such as Salesforce-owned Tableau. The Databricks software gives companies a simple way to run this sort of software, without having to worry about configuring and updating it.


Databricks has than 5,000 organizations worldwide- including Comcast, Condé Nast, H&M, and over 40% of the Fortune 500, who relies on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. 


Databricks is backed by Franklin Templeton, Andreessen Horowitz, Morgan Stanley, NEA, Tiger Global, Coatue, T. Rowe Price Associates, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Battery Ventures, among others. The company raised $1.5B in Series H round on Aug 31, 2021. This brings Databricks' total funding to $3.4B to date. The new round valued the company at $38B post-money, which is $10B more from the previous $28B gained from Series G raised in Feb 2021.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $3.4B over 8 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series H)
  • Yearly Revenue: $300M-$600M (2020)
  • Employee Size: 1,001-5,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $38B as of August 31, 2021
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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