Here’s a roundup of this year’s most compelling news, product releases, customer stories, and what’s to come in 2018.
Spark + AI Summit – Call for Papers
We’re excited to announce that Spark Summit is expanding its coverage in 2018 to include in-depth content on artificial intelligence. We are also renaming the conference Spark + AI Summit. Submit your talk now!
Most Popular Resources
eBook: A Gentle Introduction to Apache Spark™
Learn why Apache Spark™ is a popular choice for developers and data scientists interested in big data.
Webinar: Deep Learning on Apache Spark: Workflows and Best Practices
With nearly 3000 views and rising every day, Tim Hunter's discussion of how to leverage Apache Spark for deep learning is our top performing webinar of the year.
Blog: Processing Data in Apache Kafka with Structured Streaming
Learn how Spark SQL's API can be leveraged to consume and transform complex data streams from Kafka.
Biggest Announcements
New Product Announcement: Azure Databricks
Designed in collaboration with Microsoft, Azure Databricks combines the best of Databricks and Azure to help customers accelerate innovation. Watch the keynote and demo to learn more.
Introducing Databricks Delta
The first unified data management tool that combines the scale of a data lake, the reliability and performance of a data warehouse, and the low latency of streaming in a single system.
Databricks Runtime: Not all big data platforms are created equally
Read the benchmark to learn how Databricks Runtime performs compared to vanilla Apache Spark in the cloud, Presto in the cloud, and on-premises Impala.
Databricks Achieves AWS Machine Learning Competency Status
This designation recognizes Databricks for enabling data scientists and machine learning practitioners with tools to take their data, train predictive models and make predictions on new data.
Funding Announcement: $140 million to take on AI in the enterprise
Earlier this year, our vision and hard work was rewarded with $140 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreesen Horowitz. Learn what we plan to do next!
Most Compelling Customer Stories
Shell: How Analytics is Shaping the Energy Industry
With Databricks, Shell was able to accelerate runtime speeds of their predictive models by 32x - providing massive performance gains that are saving them millions of dollars per year and helping them meet future energy demands.
CardinalCommerce: How Databricks Helped Significantly Improve Data Pipeline Speeds by 200%
Learn how CardinalCommerce simplified data engineering to improve the performance of their ETL pipeline by 200% while reducing operational costs via automation, seamless integration with key technologies, and improved process efficiencies.
Viacom: How Real-Time Analytics is Used to Improve Customer Experience
Learn how Viacom is now able to predict trends and issues to provide a superior viewing experience - reducing video start delay by 33% and increasing customer loyalty by as much as 7x.
Awards and Accolades
Databricks makes Forbes 2017 Cloud 100
LinkedIn Includes Databricks in Top 50 Startups List
Apache Spark News
Spark Summit EU 2017 Recap and Reflections
Upcoming Apache Spark Events
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