Enterprises have been collecting ever-larger amounts of data with the goal of extracting insights and creating value, but are finding out that there are many challenges in their journey to operationalize their data pipeline. These challenges include, cluster management, deploying, upgrading and configuring Spark, interactively exploring data to get insights, and ultimately building data products. 

Databricks’ vision is to dramatically simplify big data processing. It 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.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
216 (est)+6%
Databricks was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Databricks

Ion Stoica

Ion Stoica

Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia

Kavitha Mariappan

Kavitha Mariappan

Vice President, Marketing

Databricks Office Locations

Databricks has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
160 Spear St

Databricks Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$247 m

Latest funding size

$140 m

Time since last funding

2 days


Databricks's latest funding round in August 2017 was reported to be $140 m. In total, Databricks has raised $247 m

Databricks Median Salaries

Source: 31 public H-1B filings from Databricks

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Databricks Online and Social Media Presence

Databricks News and Updates

Big data analytics platform Databricks raises $140M Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz

 Databricks, a big data analytics platform built by a team that grew out of the Apache Spark project, today announced that it has raised a $140 million Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures. This brings Databricks’ total fun…

Databricks raises $140 million to accelerate AI in the enterprise

Databricks, which provides software to help fuse big data and artificial intelligence, announced today that it has secured an additional $140 million in funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA). New investors include Battery Ventures, Fut…

Databricks brings deep learning to Apache Spark

Databricks is giving users a set of new tools for big data processing with enhancements to Apache Spark. The new tools and features make it easier to do machine learning within Spark, process streaming data at high speeds, and run tasks in the cloud without provisioning servers. On the machine learn…

Databricks releases serverless platform for Apache Spark along with new library supporting deep learning

 Today to kick off Spark Summit, Databricks announced a Serverless Platform for Apache Spark — welcome news for developers looking to reduce time spent on cluster management. The move to simplify developer experiences is set to be a major theme of the event overall. In addition to Serverless, the co…

Microsoft scores cloud business from startup Databricks

EXCLUSIVE: Databricks is bringing its cloud service for storing and processing data to Microsoft’s Azure public cloud later this year, VentureBeat has learned. Databricks’ cloud service, which was introduced in 2014 and is based on the Apache Spark open-source big data software, currently only opera…

Big data software company Databricks raises $60 million

Databricks, a startup that has pushed the commercialization of the Apache Spark open-source big data software, today is announcing a $60 million funding round. Databricks offers cloud service based on Spark that can be used for data integration, data pipelines, and other tasks. The Spark data proces…
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