Databricks Launches Industry's First Fully-Managed Just-in-Time Apache Spark Platform on AWS GovCloud (US) to Meet Strict US Government Compliance Requirements

Company's Just-in-Time Data Platform Will Handle Sensitive Data and Regulated Workloads in the Government Cloud

June 20, 2016
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2016) - Databricks, the company founded by the team that created Apache® Spark™, today announced that its just-in-time platform is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US), an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud. AWS GovCloud (US) helps U.S. Government agencies and customers migrate sensitive data in the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and strict compliance requirements, such as the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), FedRAMP, and DoD SRG Level 3 requirement. With this launch, Databricks becomes the first and only fully-managed just-in-time Apache Spark platform on AWS GovCloud (US).

From patent approvals to econometrics, government agencies rely on efficient data processing and analysis to carry out their duties. The explosion of data volume, variety and velocity has created enormous challenges in meeting the data analytics need. Agencies using Databricks on AWS GovCloud (US) will be empowered to build and deploy advanced analytics solutions in a secure cloud environment under the protection of the Databricks Enterprise Security (DBES) framework, which seamlessly combines encryption, integrated identity management, role-based access control, data governance, and compliance standards to secure Apache Spark workloads end-to-end. Databricks is also available in nine AWS regions globally in addition to AWS GovCloud (US).

"The surging scale and complexity of digital data have created an unprecedented level of big data analytics and security challenges in the government," said Ion Stoica, executive chairman and cofounder at Databricks. "We are proud to become the first vendor to offer Apache Spark in a just-in-time data platform that supports critical US agency missions on the AWS GovCloud (US)."

Databricks will be showcasing its leading data platform at the AWS Public Sector Summit today.

Event Details:

  • What: AWS Public Sector Summit 2016, Washington DC
  • When: June 20-21, 2016
  • Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park; Booth #508

About Databricks:

Databricks' vision is to empower anyone to easily build and deploy advanced analytics solutions. The company was founded by the team who created 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 Apache 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 provides a just-in-time data platform, to simplify data integration, real-time experimentation, and robust deployment of production applications. Databricks is venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz and NEA. For more information, contact [email protected].

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