Data professionals are finding out that there are many challenges in achieving scale and managing complexity in their data journey. At Databricks, we have a singular focus of making big data simple. Spark made a big step towards achieving this goal by avoiding the difficult integration of many disparate and complex tools with a unified framework for data science. Databricks Cloud takes this further by enabling data professionals to easily solve their data challenges, by leveraging the power of Spark.
Ion Stoica is CEO of Databricks, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and is a Cofounder of Conviva.
Ali Ghodsi is a cofounder and VP of Engineering & Product Management at Databricks and a Visiting Researcher at UC Berkeley since 2009. His general interests are in the broader areas of distributed systems and networking. He received his PhD in 2006 from KTH/Royal Institute of Technology in the area of Distributed Computing.