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Databricks and PETRONAS Digital Sign MOU to Accelerate Data and AI Innovations

August 23, 2023
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PETRONAS to explore Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform and resources for its data and AI initiatives 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23 August 2023Databricks, the Data and AI company, and PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Digital), the digital arm of PETRONAS, recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate data and AI initiatives, in hopes to advance innovation and improve productivity.


MOU signed at Databricks’ Data + AI World Tour event in Kuala Lumpur. 
From L to R: Kunel Taneja, Senior Director of Field Engineering, Databricks; Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Databricks Asia Pacific & Japan; Phuah Aik Chong, CEO, PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd; Toh Yen Chan, Head of Platform Services, PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd


Powered by the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, the collaboration aims to support PETRONAS Digital’s commitment to using data securely and responsibly to drive organisational decision-making. 

Databricks and PETRONAS Digital plan to collaborate to: 

  • build Generative AI models specific to PETRONAS’ needs;
  • deploy PETRONAS’ ESG analytics use cases;
  • train talent and enable talent building;
  • provide Databricks’ cutting-edge technologies and latest data science tools through the Databricks’ University Alliance; and
  • leverage PETRONAS as a Databricks Marketplace partner to monetise data assets and AI models to a large, open ecosystem of data consumers all from a single platform.

“Data and AI plays a pivotal role in creating new value and sustaining business growth at PETRONAS. As we join forces with Databricks, we are confident in advancing towards a data and AI-driven future and to continually unlock new value for the organisation. This collaboration highlights our commitment to innovation,” said Phuah Aik Chong, CEO of PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd.

“Data and AI is the top priority for businesses across the world and we are thrilled to deepen our partnership with PETRONAS to enable and support its data and AI vision with the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, democratising data, analytics and AI across the organisation. I’m confident that our technology, resources and training will help build a data-driven culture within PETRONAS and the next-generation of data and AI talent in Malaysia,” said Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Databricks Asia Pacific & Japan.


About Databricks

Databricks is the Data and AI company. More than 10,000 organisations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Delta Lake, Apache Spark™, and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


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