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Databricks Announces Apache Spark-Powered Dashboards Feature to Accelerate Enterprise Decision Making

Company Expands Platform Capabilities for Real-Time Data Curation and Collaboration

February 17, 2016
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2016) - Databricks, the company behind Apache Spark, today at Spark Summit East launched the general availability of Databricks Dashboards as an expansion to its enterprise Spark platform. Databricks Dashboards is a new approach that provides the entire organization with instant access to Spark by enabling data professionals to seamlessly transform complex results into a visual, easily consumable format for all.

Data-driven enterprises require access to real-time insights when faced with pivotal decisions. However, existing solutions do not provide them with a simple way to analyze large-scale data and share the derived insights with decision makers in a timely manner, often requiring a multitude of third-party integration, tools and processes.

Databricks already provides extremely powerful analytics capabilities through the interactive notebook environment built on top of Spark. With the introduction of Databricks Dashboards, all enterprise users can now instantly access the insights derived from Spark directly and utilize them to make timely business-critical decisions without complex tools or processes. This enables enterprises to make real-time decisions with a single platform that can process data as well as seamlessly publish results.

"Decision makers at all levels require the accessibility of time sensitive data to understand patterns and predict future trends for competitive advantages. With the launch of Databricks Dashboards, our customers can now reduce the number of steps required to share insights within their organization, thereby enabling frictionless information sharing between the creators and consumers of business-critical insights," said Ali Ghodsi, CEO at Databricks.

Databricks Dashboards will offer the following benefits to enterprise users:

  • More streamlined workflow for data professionals to create production dashboards directly out of their Spark data analyses.
  • Lessened complexity and lower costs for IT who have fewer licenses to purchase and software to maintain.
  • Senior decision makers will have access to business-critical insights to make more informed and timely decisions.

"Databricks radically streamlined data-driven decision making at Sellpoints with the Databricks Dashboards functionality. This feature enables us to go from data to insights using a single simple-to-use platform instead of relying on multiple handoffs between complex systems," said Benny Blum, VP of Product & Data at Sellpoints.

Starting today, Databricks Dashboards is available to all Databricks customers. To sign up for Databricks, visit or contact [email protected].

About Databricks:

Databricks' vision is to make big data simple for the enterprise. The company was founded by the team that created and continues to drive Apache Spark, a powerful open source data processing engine built for sophisticated analytics, ease of use, and speed. Databricks is the largest contributor to the open source Spark project providing 10x more code than any other company. The company has also trained over 20,000 users on Apache Spark, and has the largest number of customers deploying Spark to date. Databricks is venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz and NEA. For more information, contact [email protected].

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