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Databricks raises $250M at a $2.75B valuation for its analytics platform

Databricks raises 0M at a .75B valuation for its analytics platform Databricks, the company behind the Apache Spark big data analytics engine, today announced that it has raised a $250 million Series E round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Coatue Management, Microsoft and NEA, also participated in this round, which brings the company’s […]

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How open source software took over the world

How open source software took over the world Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was […]

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Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure

Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure  Databricks has made a name for itself as one of the most popular commercial services around the Apache Spark data analytics platform (which, not coincidentally, was started by the founders of Databricks). Now it’s coming to Microsoft’s Azure platform in the form of a […]

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Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon throttles down to 480p for its unlimited plan. All this […]

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

Databricks releases serverless platform for Apache Spark along with new library supporting deep learning  On the stage of Spark Summit this morning, Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi 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 […]

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