|Founders||Ali Ghodsi, Andy Konwinski, Ion Stoica, Patrick Wendell, Reynold Xin, Matei Zaharia, Arsalan Tavakoli|
|Revenue||$813 Million (2022)|
Databricks is an American enterprise software company founded by the creators of Apache Spark. Databricks develops a web-based platform for working with Spark, that provides automated cluster management and IPython-style notebooks.
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. The company was founded by Ali Ghodsi, Andy Konwinski, Arsalan Tavakoli-Shiraji, Ion Stoica, Matei Zaharia, Patrick Wendell, and Reynold Xin.
The company develops Delta Lake, an open source project aimed at bringing reliability to data lakes for machine learning and other data science use cases.
In June 2020, Databricks acquired Redash, an open source tool designed to help data scientists and analysts visualize and build interactive dashboards of their data.
In February 2021 together with Google Cloud, Databricks provided integration with the Google Kubernetes Engine and Google's BigQuery platform. Fortune ranked Databricks as one of the best large "Workplaces for Millennials" in 2021. At the time, the company said more than 5,000 organizations used its products.
In August 2021, Databricks finished their eighth round of funding by raising $1.6 billion and valuing the company at $38 billion.
In September 2013, Databricks announced it raised $13.9 million from Andreessen Horowitz and said it aimed to offer an alternative to Google's MapReduce system. Microsoft was a noted investor of Databricks in 2019, participating in the company's Series E at an unspecified amount. The company has raised $1.9 billion in funding, including a $1 billion Series G led by Franklin Templeton at a $28 billion post-money valuation in February 2021. Other investors include Amazon Web Services, CapitalG (a growth equity firm under Alphabet, Inc.) and Salesforce Ventures.
|Series||Date||Amount (million $)||Lead Investors|
|B||2014||33||New Enterprise Associates|
|C||2016||60||New Enterprise Associates|
|E||Feb. 2019||250||Andreessen Horowitz|
|F||Oct. 2019||400||Andreessen Horowitz|
|G||Jan. 2021||1,000 ||Franklin Templeton Investments|
|H||Aug. 2021||1,600 ||Morgan Stanley|
Databricks develops and sells a cloud data platform using the marketing term "lakehouse", a portmanteau based on the terms "data warehouse" and "data lake". Databricks' lakehouse is based on the open source Apache Spark framework that allows analytical queries against semi-structured data without a traditional database schema.
Databricks' Delta Engine launched in June 2020 as a new query engine that layers on top of Delta Lake to boost query performance. It is compatible with Apache Spark and MLflow, which are also open source projects from Databricks.
In November 2020, Databricks introduced Databricks SQL (previously known as SQL Analytics) for running business intelligence and analytics reporting on top of data lakes. Analysts can query data sets directly with standard SQL or use product connectors to integrate directly with business intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlik, Looker, and ThoughtSpot.
Databricks also offers a platform for other workloads including machine learning, data storage and processing, streaming analytics and business intelligence. 
The company has also created Delta Lake, MLflow and Koalas, open source projects that span data engineering, data science and machine learning. In addition to building the Databricks platform, the company has co-organized massive open online courses about Spark and a conference for the Spark community called the Data + AI Summit, formerly known as Spark Summit.
Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco. It also has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, China, India and Brazil.
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