Databricks launches new Partner Connect portal and expands Lakehouse ecosystem

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Databricks announced Databricks Partner Connect, a new portal designed to open and expand the Lakehouse ecosystem.

The company says customers can use the portal to discover a wide range of validated data, analytics and AI tools and integrate it into their Lakehouse Databricks across multiple cloud providers.

Integrations with Databricks partners Fivetran, Labelbox, Microsoft Power BI, Prophecy, Rivery and Tableau are initially available to customers, with Airbyte, Blitzz, dbt Labs and more coming in the coming months, according to the company. .

According to Databricks, companies want to reduce the complexity of their data infrastructure and embrace more open technologies to better leverage analytics and AI.

The Databricks-enabled data lakehouse is designed to do this by collectively processing multiple exabytes of data per day on a single platform for analytics and AI workloads.

However, every business has a multitude of tools and data sources that must be connected, secure, and governed to enable every user within an organization to find, use, and share information-based information. data.

Putting it all together has historically been a burden on the client and partners, making it complicated and expensive to execute at any scale.

Partner Connect aims to make it easier for customers to integrate data, analytics and AI tools directly into their Databricks Lake.

The portal is designed to automatically configure resources such as clusters, tokens, and connection files for clients to connect with data ingestion, preparation and transformation, and BI and ML tools.

It enables customers to integrate with the data tools they already use and allows them to discover new pre-validated solutions from Databricks partners that complement their growing business needs, the company says.

Databricks CEO and Co-Founder Ali Ghodsi said, “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.

“Partners will be able to reach Databricks customers directly with their solutions instantly, and our sales and marketing teams will be able to work closely together to resolve customer challenges. “

Fivetran CEO George Fraser said, “Building on our long-standing partnership, Partner Connect enables us to design an integrated experience between our businesses and our customers.

“With Partner Connect, we deliver a streamlined experience that makes it easier than ever for thousands of Databricks customers, whether they use Fivetran today or find us through Partner Connect, to unlock insights into their data, discover more cases analysis usage, and get value from their Lakehouse faster by easily connecting hundreds of data sources to their Lakehouse.

Partner Connect is now available to Databricks customers, including new partner solutions, pre-built Lakehouse integrations, machine learning models and libraries. Additional data providers will be added as the ecosystem continues to grow, the company says.

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