Databricks History

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2015 - Databricks Launched , the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, first launched its cloud-based Spark services. It was a single cloud offering, from Databricks itself, but physically based on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

On the Azure side, meanwhile, there have been several ways to run Apache Spark, including on HDInsight, Azure Batch Service, Data Science Virtual Machines and, more recently, Azure Machine Learning services. But if you wanted full-on Databricks, you had to do that on AWS.


  • 2015 - Databricks launch
  • 2019 - Raise 250 million in Mar 2019 with Microsoft
  • 2019 - Raise 400 million in Oct 2019