What does Databricks do?

The $28B private company nobody understands

The TL;DR

Databricks sells a data science and analytics platform – i.e. a place to query and share data – built on top of an open source package called Apache Spark. 

  • Apache Spark is an open source engine for running analytics and machine learning across distributed, giant datasets

  • Spark is notoriously hard to run on your own infrastructure and companies o…

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