Databricks Becomes Microsoft Partner to Offer Its Unified Analytics Platform as an Integrated Azure Service

Databricks, provider of a Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark, has become a partner with Microsoft to expand the reach of its Unified Analytics Platform and address customer demand for Spark on Microsoft Azure.

Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform will be offered as an integrated service within the Azure Portal as Azure Databricks. The new Azure service makes it easier for organizations around the globe to derive value from their Big Data and realize the promise of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

“Our alliance with Microsoft is a major milestone for the growth of Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform,” said Ali Ghodsi, cofounder and CEO at Databricks. “There’s a large base of Microsoft Azure customers looking for a high-performance analytics platform based on Spark and Databricks is already the leading cloud platform for Spark. These organizations will be able to simplify big data and AI with Azure Databricks.”

Azure Databricks offers full integration with the Azure cloud platform, including the Azure Portal, where users can launch Databricks with a single click;  Azure Active Directory, which enables single sign-on so that users can get started with Databricks immediately; popular data sources on Azure, including Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Data Lake Store, and Azure Blob storage; and Microsoft Power BI, so that Databricks analytics can be put into business dashboards and visualizations.

More information is available about Azure Databricks.


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