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. In addition to building the Databricks platform, the company is co-organizing massive open online courses about Spark and runs the largest conference about Spark - Spark Summit.
Databricks was founded in 2013 out of the UC Berkeley AMPLab by the team that created Apache Spark- Ali Ghodsi, Andy Konwinski, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica, Patrick Wendell, Reynold Xin, & Matei Zaharia. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 13 additional offices through out the world.
Databricks’s mission is to accelerate innovation for its customers by unifying Data Science, Engineering and Business.
Databricks has a global customer base that includes Salesforce, Viacom, Shell, HP, Nielsen, Sanofi, Conde Nast, NBC Universal, Samsung, & Cisco among others.
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 is backed by top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Tiger Global, T. Rowe Price Associates, Battery Ventures, among others. The company raised $400M from a latest "Series F" financing on Oct 22, 2019. This new round brings Databricks' total funding to $897M to date. It was on Feb 5, 2019, Databrick raised their last funding of $250M "Series E" round.
Databrick with the latest "Series F" round is now being valued at $6.2B, which is more than doubled from it previous $2.75B valuation on Feb 5, 2019.
Databricks was named to the 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups List, The company was ranked a Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™. They were also being named A Visionary For Second Consecutive Year in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms.