Databricks integrates data tools with Partner Connect

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Databricks, based in San Francisco, Calif., A company that combines the capabilities of a data warehouse and a data lake in a single “hosting lake” architecture, announced Partner Connect, an enterprise solution customers around the world.

The offering, as Databricks explains, is a free portal that acts as a one-stop-shop where organizations can find pre-validated data, analytics, and AI tools and integrate them directly into their Databricks lake across multiple vendors. cloud.

“With Partner Connect, we are able to open the Databricks Lakehouse platform to partners in new ways that will allow us to collectively better serve our customers,” said Ali Ghodsi, CEO and co-founder of Databricks. “Partners will be able to reach Databricks customers directly with their solutions on the fly, and our sales and marketing teams will be able to work closely together to resolve customer challenges. “

Integrate Fivetran, Labelbox and other data tools

Engineers using Databricks Lakehouse can use Partner Connect to integrate the data tools they already use or discover potential new tools that could meet the evolving needs of their business and help reduce the complexity of their data infrastructure. With just a few clicks, the portal automatically configures resources such as clusters, tokens, and connection files to connect to data ingestion, preparation, transformation, and business intelligence (BI) and ML tools.

“The integration is created automatically, including sending the connection details to the partner service and, if necessary, even creating a trial account for the customer. When the customer connects to this partner service, they will see that the Databricks connection is already set up and ready to use, ”a Databricks spokesperson told Venturebeat.

Currently, the solution supports integration with Fivetran, Labelbox, Microsoft Power BI, Prophecy, Rivery and Tableau. However, Databricks has confirmed that it will expand to cover more open technologies – including those from Airbyte, Blitzz, and dbt Labs – in the coming months.

“Fivetran and Rivery are great partners who, through Partner Connect, unlock access to hundreds of data sources, including custom connectors to enterprise-wide source systems such as databases. and SaaS applications, which would otherwise require months of engineering resources to integrate their data. la maison du lac, ”added the spokesperson.

George Fraser, CEO of Fivetran, also made the same point.

“With Partner Connect, we’re delivering a streamlined experience that makes it easier than ever for Databricks’ thousands of customers to… source data at their lake home,” he said.

The Databricks Lake ecosystem continues to expand

The move comes as organizations continue to rely on multiple tools and data sources for a variety of purposes, requiring them to be put together to start workflows and innovate faster with actionable insights. It also marks a major step for Ghodsi’s company to support data warehouses, especially Snowflake, which has adopted features specific to data lakes.

Since its inception as a data lake in 2013, Databricks has extended its wings to cover more and more data warehousing functionality and turn into a lake. Now, following the launch of Partner Connect, it will continue to grow this ecosystem with new partner solutions, pre-built Lakehouse integrations, machine learning models and libraries, and additional data providers.

In a recent benchmark, Databricks also broke the world record for data warehousing performance by 2.2 times. It last raised $ 1.6 billion for a valuation of $ 38 billion.

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