Databricks is a company founded by the original creators of Apache Spark. Databricks grew out of the AMPLab project at University of California, Berkeley that was involved in making Apache Spark, an open-source distributed computing framework built atop Scala. Databricks develops a web-based platform for working with Spark, that provides automated cluster management and IPython-style notebooks. In addition to building the Databricks platform, the company is co-organizing massive open online courses about Spark and runs the largest conference about Spark - Spark Summit. The company was founded by: In February 2021, Databricks partnered with Google Cloud, providing integration with the Google Kubernetes Engine and Google's BigQuery platform. In September 2013, Databricks announced that it had raised $13.9 million from Andreessen Horowitz and said it aimed to offer an alternative to Google's MapReduce system.