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Databricks Achieves Listing With G-Cloud To Support UK Public Sector With AI

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform Now Available For Procurement Through G-Cloud 10 For Simplified Collaboration Around Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

August 8, 2018
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LONDON, UK – August 6, 2018 – Databricks, the leader in unified analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, today announced that the company has secured a position with the G-Cloud 10 procurement framework. G-Cloud allows UK public sector organisations to purchase cloud-based IT and services faster and more efficiently. Databricks is listed on two framework agreements as part of G-Cloud 10 – Cloud hosting and Cloud software.

Databricks provides a platform to support companies and public sector organisations that want to implement artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics at scale. Using Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform, organisations can improve how they manage huge volumes of data, run large scale analytics, and implement AI for a range of business processes across local government, healthcare, central government and defence use cases.

“There’s huge interest in AI across the UK public sector, but there are many challenges that exist in turning this interest into practical deployments that will make a difference to the public. Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform provides a simple way to bring together all the teams involved in delivering services based on data and deliver the infrastructure, analytics and insight that organisations want today. We’re pleased to be part of G-Cloud 10 and make this technology easily accessible to more public sector organisations in the UK,” commented David Wyatt, vice president of EMEA at Databricks.

Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform can operate on Amazon Web Services and is offered as a first party service on Microsoft Azure as Azure Databricks.

Databricks has also developed a specific offering for healthcare and life sciences organizations which helps turn clinical and big data into insights to improve patient lives. The Unified Analytics Platform for Genomics enables organisations to process and analyse large-scale genomics data up to 100 times faster than current solutions, accelerating critical research and delivery of personalised care services.

About Databricks
Databricks’ mission is to accelerate innovation for its customers by unifying Data Science, Engineering and Business. Databricks’ founders started the Spark research project at UC Berkeley that later became Apache Spark. Databricks provides a Unified Analytics Platform powered by Apache Spark for data science teams to collaborate with data engineering and lines of business to build data products. Users achieve faster time-to-value with Databricks by creating analytic workflows that go from ETL and interactive exploration to production. The company also makes it easier for its users to focus on their data by providing a fully managed, scalable, and secure cloud infrastructure that reduces operational complexity and total cost of ownership. Databricks, venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz, NEA and Battery Ventures, among others, has a global customer base that includes Viacom, Shell and HP. For more information, visit www.databricks.com.

Apache, Apache Spark and Spark are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation.

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