Welcome to the Databricks Champion Program

About the Databricks Champion Program

Databricks is committed to our community of partners and evangelists. The Databricks Champions Program is available to existing Databricks partners with an active partner agreement. Under the program, partners can nominate upto 5 nominees to become Databricks Champions. Databricks will offer education, enablement, support and mentor resources to the Champions.

These Databricks Champions will become a part of our extended team. They will lead and support the pre-sales and delivery success of their organization’s Unified Analytics Platform practices.

Benefits of Membership

As a Databricks Champion, the candidate in partner companies will receive access to multiple exclusive benefits, including but not limited to:
  • Dedicated mentor from Databricks
  • Access to Databricks Solution Architects over Slack
    • Discuss Engagement specific topics
    • Collaborate with Champions from other organizations
  • Train the Trainer status
  • Access to Databricks demo and workshop GitHub repositories
  • Monthly call with Databricks Solution Architect
  • Access to Quarterly roadmap update (NDA)
  • Invitation to Databricks internal Tech Summit (yearly)
  • Spark Summit Discounts, Pre-Summit training vouchers
  • Featured on Databricks.com
  • LinkedIn Badge
  • Databricks Champion Plaque


We welcome hands-on solution architects, systems engineers, and pre-sales technical leaders who are responsible for pre-sales, delivery, and growth of the Databricks Unified Analytics practice in their company. Following criteria outline the nomination and graduation criteria for a Champion:
  • Nominated by partner’s Business Development Managers
  • Senior/Lead Architect with hands-on spark skill
    • Nominee wants to be a Databricks Champion
    • Nominee is a technical leader within his organization
  • Nomination Criteria
    • Has prior spark and data engineering experience
    • Has cloud experience
    • Has consulting, pre-sales & public speaking skills
  • Graduation Criteria
    • Completed Databricks-led platform architecture workshops
    • Completed Certified Apache Spark developer exam
    • Familiar with Databricks roadmap
    • Delivered 2 Databricks POC-s/Joint Engagements 
It is expected that a nominee will take 2-6 months to become a Champion. During this period, nominee will be mentored by a dedicated Databricks Solution Architect.


Upon completion of the signup, your Databricks mentor will be in contact to:
  • Assess current skills
  • Develop enablement plan to graduate to Champion
  • Setup dedicated slack channel
  • Share demo & workshop repositories
  • Establish monthly sync cadence

Please Nominate Below