TL;DR: Databricks, the Data and AI company, has announced significant growth in its Singapore operations, more than doubling its local workforce to over 100 employees within two years. This expansion is coupled with a successful Series I fundraise of over US$500 million, underscoring the rising demand for generative AI in Singapore. The company’s Lakehouse Platform, which unifies data, analytics, and AI, plays a pivotal role in meeting this demand.
Databricks, a leading Data and AI company, has revealed substantial growth in its Singapore operations. Over the past two years, the company’s local headcount has more than doubled, now boasting a team of over 100 employees. This expansion coincides with a successful Series I fundraise, securing over US$500 million. The achievement highlights the burgeoning interest and demand for generative AI technologies in Singapore.
Meeting Demand Across ASEAN
To cater to the growing customer demand in the ASEAN region, Databricks is making crucial additions to its team. This includes technical specialists, sales and support engineers, and go-to-market strategists. The company has also unveiled impressive financial figures, reporting a revenue run rate exceeding U$1.5 billion, solidifying its status as one of the fastest-growing software companies worldwide.
Pioneering the Lakehouse Platform
Databricks is renowned for pioneering the Lakehouse Platform, a unified platform that integrates data, analytics, and AI. This platform empowers customers to govern, manage, and extract insights from enterprise data, accelerating the development of generative AI and large language models.
Exploring “Generation AI”
At the Singapore Data + AI World Tour event, data and AI experts convened under the theme “Generation AI.” The event served as a platform for professionals to discuss best practices, explore Databricks’ latest innovations, and delve into emerging trends like large language models (LLMs) and the lakehouse platform.
“We are thrilled to bring the Data + AI World Tour to over 30 cities across five continents including Singapore, our ASEAN hub. As pioneers of the data lakehouse, we are passionate about making data and AI accessible to everyone, and this event provides a unique opportunity for data and AI leaders to connect, share best practices, and gain insights into our latest product innovations including generative AI tools.”Cecily Ng, Vice President and General Manager for Databricks in ASEAN
Insights from Industry Leaders
The event attracted over 1,000 attendees, bringing together local experts, customers, and partners. Notable speakers included representatives from GovTech, SATS, Grab, GetGo, PETRONAS, and bolttech. Industry leaders shared insights, trends, challenges, and case studies, highlighting the tangible benefits of partnerships with Databricks.
Driving Transformation in Various Sectors
Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) praised its collaboration with Databricks, emphasizing the positive impact on data accessibility, collaboration, and efficiency. Similarly, industry leaders from SATS, GetGo Carsharing, and Amplify Health outlined how Databricks’ solutions have enhanced their operations and data-driven decision-making.
Databricks’ expansion in Singapore, coupled with its substantial funding, underscores the growing significance of generative AI and its potential to transform diverse sectors.