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WHISHWORKS Partners with Databricks to Drive Business Value with Big Data Analytics
WHISHWORKS, a Systems Integration and Big Data specialist, today announced a partnership with Databricks, provider of the leading Unified Analytics Platform powered by Apache Spark™. As a partner of Databricks, WHISHWORKS will offer a fully managed Big Data analytics solution powered by Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform.
As businesses in the UK and around the world gear up for digital transformation, they want to tap into big data to derive deeper insights and create new efficiencies, opportunities and competitive advantages. Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform provides a simplified approach for data scientists and engineers to collaborate with business teams to meet their needs around big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).
“With the Unified Analytics Platform and WHISHWORKS’ strong pool of Big Data experts, we aim to reduce the challenges associated with AI adoption and deployment, and make this technology suitable for all businesses. Databricks’ cloud-based platform is powered by Apache Spark, the most popular open source technology for big data processing and machine learning workloads, and is an invention of the co-founders of Databricks,” said David Wyatt, VP and GM, EMEA at Databricks.
“Having helped many companies in the UK set up their Big Data environments, we will work with new and existing customers and enable them progress to the next level of growth by implementing data analytics use cases that drive business value. Databricks will be a perfect fit to our portfolio of Big Data solutions and we are confident that we will be providing our customers with one of the most open and secure platforms that they can use to achieve faster time-to-value from their data,” Suman Konkumalla, Chief Strategy Officer, WHISHWORKS.
Databricks’ mission is to accelerate innovation for its customers by unifying Data Science, Engineering and Business. Databricks' founders started the Spark research project at UC Berkeley, which later became Apache Spark. Databricks provides a Unified Analytics Platform powered by Apache Spark for data science teams to collaborate with data engineering and lines of business to build data products. Users achieve faster time-to-value with Databricks by creating analytic workflows that go from ETL and interactive exploration to production. The company also makes it easier for its users to focus on their data by providing a fully managed, scalable, and secure cloud infrastructure that reduces operational complexity and total cost of ownership. Databricks, venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz, NEA and Battery Ventures, among others, has a global customer base that includes Viacom, Shell and HP. For more information, visit www.databricks.com.
WHISHWORKS is a global IT services and consulting company, specialising in systems integration and Big Data analytics since 2008. The company works with an ecosystem of systems integration and Big Data partners, including MuleSoft, Hortonworks, MapR and Cloudera, to develop leading solutions that enable digital transformation. Over the years WHISHWORKS has helped hundreds of businesses access, control and monetise their data, becoming the partner of choice for data-driven organisations. Visit www.whishworks.com for additional information.