- Cloud-based platform designed for processing big data and machine learning workloads
- Run on Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform
- Managing and analysing large datasets

What is Databricks?

Databricks is a cloud-based platform designed for processing big data and machine learning workloads. It is a unified analytics platform that offers a collaborative workspace for data professionals, including data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts. It provides a scalable and easy-to-use interface for managing and analysing large datasets, making it an ideal solution for organizations of all sizes.

Five Benefits:

Scalability: It offers a highly scalable platform that can handle large datasets and complex workloads.
Cloud Compatibility: Runs on all major cloud platforms, including Azure, AWS, and GCP, providing flexibility and ease of deployment for organizations.
Collaboration: Databricks offers a collaborative workspace where data professionals can work together on projects, share code, and streamline workflows.
Databricks supports popular machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow and PyTorch, and integrates with mlflow for experiment tracking and reproducibility.
Data Processing: Provides a simple and efficient interface for processing large datasets using Apache Spark.

Advanced tooling for experienced users

Databricks offers advanced tooling for technical users, allowing them to leverage their existing skills and experience to develop complex data pipelines and machine-learning workflows. Data professionals can use their preferred programming language, such as Python or R, to create custom algorithms and models. Databricks also supports containerization and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes, making it easy to deploy and manage complex environments.

Because of its scalability, cloud compatibility, and robust tooling, it is suitable for a wide range of use cases. Whether you need to process large datasets, build machine learning models, or streamline data workflows, Databricks provides a comprehensive platform that can meet your needs. Additionally, Databricks offers a range of integrations with other tools and services, making it easy to incorporate them into your existing technology stack.

Databricks in action

Rockfeather and Databricks

At Rockfeather, it was important for us to have three key requirements: the ability to integrate with Azure resources, the ability to collaborate, and the ability to link our codebase with our Git board. Databricks meets all of these requirements. Furthermore, it simplifies the process of scheduling ETL pipelines, which are often tailored to the specific project we’re working on. By using a few lines of code and a versioned Databricks workflow, we can efficiently concentrate on what’s important and most exciting to us, which is cutting-edge data modeling and successful project delivery.

Want to know more?

We love to hear your questions or ideas. Please contact Paul by sending him an email.