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Databricks opens major engineering centre in Toronto – why that’s a big deal for Canada

"In today’s world where the competition is fierce for talent, it says a lot when your country is selected for opening a major engineering center.  It says, even more, when that company is a global leader in bringing the power of AI and machine learning to the enterprise.  As such, upon hearing about Databricks coming to Canada, it sparked my interest to learn more.

Databricks is leading the charge for organizations to derive value out of AI and machine learning and is one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the world today. The next decade of innovation will combine the technology domains of cloud, data, and AI – Databricks is sitting at the intersection of all three.

Databricks was founded in 2013 and has thousands of global customers including Comcast, Shell, HP, Expedia, and Regeneron among many others across virtually every industry. Databricks is currently valued at over $6B with funding from leading investors like Andreessen Horowitz and NEA. To help bring the power of AI to the enterprise, Databricks also has hundreds of global partners that include Microsoft, Amazon, Tableau, Informatica, Cap Gemini and Booz Allen Hamilton."

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