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Azure Databricks Now Available in Azure Government (Public Preview)

David Cook
Andrew Ledford
Clinton Ford
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We are excited to announce that Azure Databricks is now in Microsoft’s Azure Government region, enabling new data and AI use cases for federal agencies, state and local governments, public universities, and government contractors to enable faster decisions, more accurate predictions, and unified and collaborative data analytics. More than a dozen federal agencies are building cloud data lakes and are looking to use Delta Lake for reliability.

Azure Databricks is trusted by organizations such as Credit Suisse, Starbucks, AstraZeneca, McKesson, Deutsche Telekom, ExxonMobil, H&R Block, and Dell for business-critical data and AI use cases. Databricks maintains the highest level of data security by incorporating industry leading best practices into our cloud computing security program. Azure Government public preview provides customers the assurance that Azure Databricks is designed to meet United States Government security and compliance requirements to support sensitive analytics and data science use cases. Azure Government is a gold standard among public sector organizations and their partners who are modernizing their approach to information security and privacy.

Enabling government agencies and partners to accelerate mission-critical workloads on Azure Government

High Impact data are frequently stored and processed in emergency services systems, financial systems, department of defense and healthcare systems. For example, Azure Databricks enables government agencies and their contractors to analyze public records data such as tax history, financial records, welfare and healthcare claims to improve processing times, reduce operating costs, and reduce claims fraud. In addition, government agencies and contractors need to analyze large geospatial datasets from GPS satellites, cell towers, ships and autonomous platforms for marine mammal and fish population assessments, highway construction, disaster relief, and population health. State and local governments who utilize federal data also depend on Azure Government to ensure they meet these same high standards of security and compliance.

Learn more about Azure Government and Azure Databricks

You can learn more about Azure Databricks and Azure Government by visiting the Azure Government website, see the full list of Azure services available in Azure Government, compare Azure Government and global Azure and read Microsoft’s documentation here.

Get started with Azure Databricks by attending this free, 3-part training series. Learn more about Azure Databricks security best practices by attending this webinar and reading this blog post.

As always, we welcome your feedback and questions and commit to helping customers achieve and maintain the highest standard of security and compliance. Please feel free to reach out to the team through Azure Support.

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