It’s a Good Time to be a Brickster!
September 23, 2020 in Company Blog
Despite what has been an incredibly challenging year for so many, both personally and professionally, we are proud to have a more passionate and engaged team of Bricksters than ever. And we’re fortunate that our momentum hasn’t slowed down - if anything, it's accelerated. Databricks now has nearly 1,500 employees worldwide, and nearly 40% of the Fortune 500 depend on us to simplify data and AI so their data teams can innovate faster. We’re especially proud of the work our customers have done since the onset of the pandemic. Healthcare providers are using Databricks to deliver better care with real time patient tracking spread prediction modeling. Research institutions and pharmaceutical companies are using our platform to accelerate clinical trials and drug discovery. And the entire data community is mobilizing to help combat the crisis by leveraging free datasets and tools that we’ve made available in Databricks community edition. Our mission is to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems, and it has never felt more important or relevant than it does today.
We’re extremely proud and humbled by the many ways in which Databricks has been recognized over the past few months. More than anything, the acknowledgements listed below reflect our team’s passion and dedication towards our mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. They demonstrate how we’ve maintained our collaborative and inclusive culture even while remote. And they validate our focus and investment in innovation. There has never been a better time to be a Brickster!
Forbes Cloud 100 (#5)
We ranked #5 on the annual Forbes Cloud 100 list this year — up from #13 in 2019. This list ranks the top 100 private cloud companies in the world and is produced in collaboration with Salesforce Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. Our high ranking on this list, based on sales, growth, high valuations, and strong culture, is evidence that Databrickscontinues to establish the future of data and AI in the cloud.
LinkedIn Top Startups
For the third consecutive year in a row, Databricks was named to the LinkedIn Top Startups List, honoring the hottest companies attracting and retaining the best talent. This year we are ranked #5! The list is derived from a blended score of factors including employee engagement and growth, job interest, and the ability to attract top talent, and is informed by the billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members each year. It shows that talented candidates are continuously seeking out Databricks job postings and that Databricks employees have stayed highly engaged in sharing their experiences at the company across their networks.
Forbes Best Startup Employers
Databricks recently made the Forbes Best Startup Employers list, a list compiled by Forbes and partner Statistica that identifies 500 top employers based on reputation, employee satisfaction, and growth. The Forbes team considered and evaluated 2,500 American businesses with at least 50 employees. Making this list illustrates Databricks’ commitment to building a team that people want to be a part of and help grow.
WayUp Top 100 Internship Programs
This year, Databricks made the WayUp Top 100 Internship Programs list, selected by a panel of industry expert judges and thousands of public votes. Databricks is called out on the WayUp website for its University Recruiting team’s dedication to meeting with interns weekly to discuss feedback on how to improve the virtual program and make it more impactful while remote.
What all of these awards have in common: we could not have won them without the help of every individual at Databricks contributing to our overarching mission, making Databricks a great place to work, and spreading the word about our positive team-first culture. We’ve come far in achieving rapid growth and keeping our culture strong along the way, but we also know there is so much more potential to make a big impact and help data teams do even more.