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Databricks Named A Strong Performer in Insight Platforms-as-a-Service Evaluation By Independent Research Firm

August 8, 2017
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San Francisco, CA -- August 8, 2017 - Databricks, provider of the leading Unified Analytics Platform built by the team who created Apache Spark™, today announced it has been named as a Strong Performer in the new report “The Forrester Wave™: Insight Platforms-As-A-Service report, Q3 2017.” In its 36-criteria evaluation of insight platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers, Forrester identified the eight most significant players and researched, analyzed and scored them.

“We’re proud to see Databricks rated as a Strong Performer in the most recent Forrester Wave,” said Ali Ghodsi, cofounder and CEO at Databricks. We think this further validates what I’m hearing from customers everyday about how we are helping them transform their business through data-driven insights”.

Databricks takes a truly unified approach to data analytics at scale. Today, more than 500 enterprises across various industries leverage the Databricks Unified Analytics Platform to swiftly build and deploy data products that are transforming businesses. Customers include Salesforce, Viacom, Nielsen, Shell, and HP.

“Databricks’ unified platform has helped foster collaboration across our data science and engineering teams which has impacted innovation and productivity,” said John Landry, Distinguished Technologist at HP, Inc.

Within the report, Forrester notes: “Databricks offers a next-generation platform for insight applications. Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform, running on Amazon Web services, provides the benefits of enterprise Spark while reducing the need for complex tuning.”

The report also cites additional features - for example:

  • Databricks notebooks feature support for most data analytics development languages, including SQL, and boast a comprehensive set of machine learning and visualization libraries.
  • Databricks’ notebooks are also API accessible and can be published as dashboards or chained to form complex applications.
  • Databricks’ polished user interface and advanced features make it ideal for teams of citizen data scientists.

A complimentary copy of “The Forrester Wave™: Insight Platforms-As-A-Service, Q3 2017 ” is available at

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About Databricks

Databricks’ mission is to accelerate innovation for its customers by unifying Data Science, Engineering and Business. Founded by the team who created Apache Spark™, Databricks provides a Unified Analytics Platform 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 and NEA, has a global customer base that includes Salesforce, Viacom, Amgen, Shell and HP. For more information, visit

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