|Founders||Ali Ghodsi, Andy Konwinski, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica, Patrick Wendell, Reynold Xin, Matei Zaharia|
|Revenue||$425 Million (2021)|
Number of employees
Databricks is a company founded by the original creators of Apache Spark. Databricks grew out of the AMPLab project at University of California, Berkeley that was involved in making Apache Spark, an open-source distributed computing framework built atop Scala. 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.
The company was founded by:
- Ali Ghodsi, CEO, University of California, Berkeley adjunct professor.
- Andy Konwinski, former Berkeley PhD student and Apache Spark committer.
- Scott Shenker, Board Member, University of California, Berkeley professor and co-founder and former CEO of Nicira.
- Ion Stoica, Executive Chairman, University of California, Berkeley professor and co-founder and CTO of Conviva.
- Patrick Wendell, former Berkeley PhD student and Apache Spark committer.
- Reynold Xin, former Berkeley PhD student and Apache Spark committer.
- Matei Zaharia, Chief Technologist, who created Apache Spark while a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently a professor at Stanford University.
|Series||Date||Amount (million $)|
|G||Jan. 2021||1000 |
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