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Trifacta Broadens Support for Microsoft Azure with Azure Databricks Integration

Latest integration expands upon Trifacta’s market-leading support for Microsoft Azure, enabling data analysts, scientists and engineers to more efficiently wrangle data on the Azure cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, 6th of November 2018 — Trifacta, the global leader in data preparation, today announced new additions to its existing support for the Microsoft Azure ecosystem as part of the latest release of Trifacta’s Wrangler Enterprise data preparation platform. Most notably, Trifacta is now integrated with Azure Databricks Apache Spark™, which extends Trifacta’s support for Apache Spark™  across on-premises and cloud platforms. With the addition of native support for Azure Databricks, Trifacta users benefit from the faster deployment, autoscaling workloads and native integration with Azure services that Azure Databricks provides.

“Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform, the foundation of Azure Databricks, provides a cloud-based service capable of running all analytics in one place – from highly reliable and performant data pipelines to state-of-the-art Machine Learning – at unprecedented scale,” said Michael Hoff, senior vice president of Business Development and Partners, Databricks. “The integration of Trifacta and Azure Databricks will enable one-click data preparation to quickly explore and transform diverse data a scale, driving faster and more advanced cloud analytics.”

“One of the hardest things about applying data is that it’s usually ‘old’ by the time you get it into a form that can be used for decision making,” said Keyur Desai, chief data officer at TD Ameritrade. “We’re very supportive of efforts that lead to new and better ways to make our data more effective. The ultimate result is more creative outcomes that ultimately lead to better experiences for our businesses, our employees and our clients – and that’s something we can all get behind.”

With this announcement, Trifacta solidifies its position as the data preparation platform with the broadest support for Azure. Of the major cloud providers, Azure is recognized as the fastest-growing cloud with a growth rate as high as 98% over the past 12 months. As a greater number of analytics workloads migrate to the cloud, Trifacta, in turn, is seeing increased demand for scaling data preparation processes on Azure. The added support for Azure Databricks gives customers greater efficiency, scale and performance in running data preparation workloads on the Azure platform.  

“Analytics and machine learning have become increasingly critical, but the often time-intensive process of preparing data for these initiatives can risk organizational progress” said Asad Khan, Principal Program Manager, R&D Data, Microsoft. “Our enterprise customers leveraging Trifacta’s leading data preparation platform, as well as those who access Trifacta through the Azure Marketplace, have reported huge efficiency gains. Now, Trifacta’s latest integration with Azure Databricks deepens our partnership, offering our mutual customers increased flexibility and support to accelerate analytics initiatives.”

“Our integration with Azure Databricks expands the number and variety of workflows deployed on Microsoft Azure that we can support,” says Wei Zheng, VP of Product, Trifacta. “We’ve already seen huge success through our partnership with Microsoft, and are proud to be the leading data preparation platform for organizations running analytics and machine learning workloads on Azure. With this new support, we’re advancing our vision of allowing customers to refine their data wherever it lives and accelerate their ability to put it to use.”

Trifacta’s expansive Microsoft Azure data services ecosystem support includes the availability of Wrangler Enterprise in the Azure Marketplace, as well as existing support for deployment on Microsoft Azure HDI and integration with Azure Blob Storage, Azure Data Lake Storage, and SQL Data Warehouse. Trifacta is also included in two packaged solutions recently launched on the Azure Marketplace: “Customer 360º,” a complete platform for Customer 360 workloads that is led by consulting partner Bardess Group; and “Credit Analytics,” led by consulting partner RCG Global Services for credit risk analysis.

Learn more about Trifacta’s integration with Azure Databricks here and its partnership with Microsoft Azure here.

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Trifacta is the global leader in data preparation. Trifacta leverages decades of innovative research in human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning to make the process of preparing data faster and more intuitive. Around the globe, tens of thousands of users at more than 8,000 companies, including leading brands like Deutsche Boerse, Google, Kaiser Permanente, New York Life and PepsiCo, are unlocking the potential of their data with Trifacta’s market-leading data preparation solutions. Learn more at trifacta.com.

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