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Databricks Announces EMEA Expansion, Databricks Infrastructure in the AWS France (Paris) Region

March 30, 2023
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Data and AI leader announces new offices, Databricks infrastructure in AWS France (Paris) Region, and initiatives to accelerate lakehouse adoption in 2023

Paris, France - March 30, 2023 - Databricks, the lakehouse company, today announced the opening of Databricks offices in Tel Aviv and Zurich, in addition to expanding its footprint in  London and opening a new office in Munich. The company also announced the coming availability of Databricks infrastructure in the AWS France (Paris) Region in the first half of 2023. The state-of-the-art AWS-based Databricks infrastructure in France will support the growing customer base and demand for the Databricks Lakehouse. These investments will further Databricks’ commitment to EMEA, its open, multi-cloud strategy, and accelerate lakehouse adoption. 

Databricks Opens Offices in Munich, Tel Aviv and Zurich; Expands in London

Databricks today announced continued expansion in EMEA with the opening of new offices: Tel Aviv and Zurich, as well as expanding its existing office space in London and opening a new office for Munich. Databricks’ office in Stockholm will open in the first half of 2023. The Databricks EMEA team grew 75% in the last fiscal year and the business expects to surpass 1,000 employees in the region in the coming months.

“Investing in our team and offices, and launching Databricks infrastructure in France are initiatives that play critical roles in helping even more AWS customers realize the massive potential of the Databricks Lakehouse,” said Samuel Bonamigo, SVP & GM, EMEA, Databricks. “With these strategic investments, we will not only attract diverse, world-class talent, but we will also continue to ‘be where our customers are’ to support them with rapidly evolving business challenges, all in accordance with local regulations.”

Plan to Launch Infrastructure in the AWS France (Paris) Region First Half of 2023

The launch of Databricks infrastructure in the AWS France (Paris) Region will support the most innovative, forward-looking French organizations, as they leverage AWS Databricks to transform their businesses with data-driven applications and use cases, whilst ensuring minimal latency. 

“We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with AWS in France and ensure our customers have the best possible experience whilst adopting the Databricks Lakehouse Platform,” said Stan Hutten Czapski, Senior Cloud Director, EMEA, Databricks. “Launching Databricks infrastructure in France is a crucial step in our AWS partnership for 2023 and beyond.”

Innovative EMEA Customers Continue to Adopt the Lakehouse Platform; New Digital Native and Startup Practice

Databricks’ EMEA launches come on the heels of continued success of the organization. Databricks works with over 9,000 customers to unify their data, analytics and AI. EMEA helps major French and European-headquartered brands such as Rolls-Royce, Shell, Marks & Spencer, SNCF and TotalEnergies solve some of the world’s toughest problems with data and AI. 

“We are seeing massive acceleration and adoption of the Databricks Lakehouse Platform in France because we’re helping French companies handle all their data, analytics and AI use cases in one simple platform — the Lakehouse, which is a category we pioneered,” said Guillaume Brandenburg, RVP SEMEA, Databricks. “A lakehouse architecture is the ideal data architecture for data-driven organizations like SNCF and TotalEnergies. It combines the best of data warehouses and data lakes to provide a single solution for all major data workloads and supports a range of data and AI use cases for our customers in France and beyond.”

Databricks also announced a new dedicated EMEA team to drive innovation for digital natives and start-up communities. Called the Velocity practice, this team of specialists will drive growth in fast paced accounts and with digital natives such as Gousto.

“We have the opportunity to drive significant value for digital native customers who are born in the cloud, move quickly, and require massive scale for their data and AI use cases. I’m excited to see what our Velocity team can achieve in the coming year, and what more we can do to drive Databricks Lakehouse adoption with customers of all sizes across multiple countries, all with a growing and highly-skilled team,” concluded Bonamigo.

 

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations 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 Apache Spark™, Delta Lake 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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