Databricks for Media & Entertainment
Powering the data, analytics and AI-driven future of media
Four data challenges in media and entertainment
Creating a unified audience profile
Data captured, stored and managed in disparate systems prevents media organizations from having a full view of audience and advertiser data.
Delivering an outstanding user experience
Consumers expect frictionless 1:1 personalized experiences at all times, across their devices. The challenge is to deliver these experiences in real time, at scale.
Maximizing all your media data
Legacy data warehouses cannot handle unstructured data such as video, image and audio files, which prevents organizations from unlocking the full potential of their most valuable assets.
Moving beyond aggregation to advanced analytics
Complex AI use cases for the advertising and consumer lifecycle currently require the expensive acquisition and harmonization of massive data sets.
Meet Data Lakehouse: The Best of Both Worlds in One Platform
A data lakehouse unifies the best of data warehouses and data lakes in one simple platform to handle all your data, analytics and AI use cases. It’s built on an open and reliable data foundation that efficiently handles all data types and applies one common security and governance approach across all of your data and cloud platforms.
The lakehouse in action
Learn how the Databricks Lakehouse empowers your unique industry
Advertising & Marketing Technologies
Manage margin and add data-focused rigor to operations, improve media performance, and optimize creative to streamline work for teams.
Broadcasting & Streaming
Create personalized 1:1 experiences at scale, improve advertising performance and optimization, and derive more value from your entire content portfolio.
Harness data and AI to drive better game design, improve gamer acquisition and engagement, and increase player monetization and retention.
Why Databricks for media and entertainment
All of your data, analytics and AI on one platform
Extract the full value of your data to power breakthroughs in audience engagement, monetization and advertising optimization.
Optimized for real-time
Uncover actionable insights, drive 1:1 personalization and enhance your audience experience with machine learning at the core.
Accelerate your business outcomes
Tap Solution Accelerators that make it easy to ingest consumer data — such as clickstream engagement — and deliver on use cases like recommendation engines and multi-touch attribution.
Best-in-class reliability and performance
The Databricks Lakehouse offers unparalleled scale, speed and cost savings. It’s no wonder the best data warehouse is a lakehouse.
Transforming media and entertainment with the lakehouse
“With Databricks Lakehouse Platform on AWS, Warner Bros. Discovery is powering the future of content discovery and audience experiences. By leveraging data to better predict consumer behavior and provide personalized content recommendations in real time, we are able to customize the viewer experience and improve overall engagement for our customers.”
Executive insights on data, analytics and AI
Learn more about what other media and entertainment executives are doing to power their data strategy
What can you do with the lakehouse?
Accelerate audience and advertiser outcomes on an open, collaborative platform for data, analytics and AI
360° view of your audience
Bring together all your structured and unstructured data — clickstream, demographic, social — in a single platform for analytics and AI. With a holistic view of the consumer journey, organizations can understand content preferences that help deliver more personalized experiences and develop more targeted advertising and engagement.
Mitigate churn and increase ARPU
With an agile cloud-based platform, organizations can quickly and reliably process massive amounts of data and feed it to downstream systems to deliver a 1:1 experience on any channel at any time. As consumers’ expectations around real-time recommendations keep rising — and media companies fight for consumer attention — ensuring that personalization approaches real time is becoming a requirement for many organizations.
Drive revenue from a content library
Media companies are built on unstructured data like video, images and audio files, so the ability to analyze unstructured data is essential for effective media asset management. Lakehouse for M&E can be used by marketers to leverage archived content for campaigns, production teams looking for existing content to include in new productions and sales teams seeking IP they can sell to other media companies.
Leverage pre-built models for ML/AI. Put ML at the core of your business
Unlock the power of machine learning to better understand consumer, employee and advertiser needs. When all your data is centralized and seamlessly connected by a full suite of collaborative analytics and machine learning tools, data teams can work together to build powerful predictive models that drive new innovations in personalization, content monetization and advertiser outcomes.
Partners and solutions
Get started with a variety of data and analytics solutions and templates specific to media and entertainment
Measure ad effectiveness and optimize marketing spend with better channel attribution
Foster healthier user communities with real-time detection of toxic language and behavior
Predict which consumers are at risk of churning and what factors extend the consumer lifecycle
Propensity to churn
Effectively manage retention, understand lifecycle and reduce your churn rate
Create advanced segments to drive better purchasing predictions based on behaviors
Sales forecasting and attribution
Increase advertising outcomes by optimizing and focusing on the best-performing channels
Increase conversions and engagement with personalized omnichannel recommendations
Annotate images and videos to help drive contextual ad targeting in the Lakehouse
Video quality of experience
Analyze batch and streaming data to ensure a performant streaming content experience
Learn how to predict ad viewability in real time to enhance your RTB strategy
Lakehouse for Media & Entertainment in action
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We’d love to understand your business goals and how our services team can help you succeed.