Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:01

Databricks available in Google Cloud containers

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Databricks ANZ country manager Bede Hackney Databricks ANZ country manager Bede Hackney

Google Cloud and Databricks are working together to make the Databricks data platform available in containers on Google Cloud.

The arrangement allows organisations to create 'lakehouses' for data engineering, data science, machine learning, and analytics on Google Cloud.

Databricks on Google Cloud will be integrated with Google BigQuery, and take advantage of Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), enabling customers to deploy Databricks in a fully containerised cloud environment for the first time.

Other integrations include pre-built connectors for BigQuery, Google Cloud Storage, Looker and Pub/Sub.

This is the first time Databricks has been offered in containers on any cloud, according to the company.

“Businesses with a strong foundation of data and analytics are well-positioned to grow and thrive in the next decade,” said Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian.

“We’re delighted to deliver Databricks’ lakehouse for AI and ML-driven analytics on Google Cloud. By combining Databricks’ capabilities in data engineering and analytics with Google Cloud’s global, secure network – and our expertise in analytics and delivering containerised applications – we can help companies transform their businesses through the power of data.”

Databricks CEO and co-founder Ali Ghodsi said “This is a pivotal milestone that underscores our commitment to enable customer flexibility and choice with a seamless experience across cloud platforms.

“We are thrilled to partner with Google Cloud and deliver on our shared vision of a simplified, open, and unified data platform that supports all analytics and AI use-cases that will empower our customers to innovate even faster.”

Databricks ANZ country manager Bede Hackney said “With some of our biggest customers across ANZ already pioneering the use of Databricks’ lakehouse capabilities, this partnership with Google Cloud further strengthens our offering and enables data engineers, data scientists and analysts to work together collaboratively.

"With an open, unified data platform, organisations will be able to simplify and streamline their data investments and unlock actionable, AI-driven insights from all of their data.”

Customers will soon be able to deploy Databricks from the Google Cloud Marketplace, enabling simplified procurement and user provisioning, single sign-on, and unified billing.

Joint partners committed to ensuring seamless integrations and expertise with Databricks on Google Cloud include Cognizant, Collibra, Confluent, Deloitte, Fishtown Analytics, Fivetran, Immuta, Informatica, Infoworks, Insight, MongoDB, Privacera, Qlik, SoftServe, Slalom, Tableau, TCS and Trifacta.


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