Databricks was founded by the creators of Apache Spark at UC Berkeley AMPLab. They commercialize software and hosted services for extracting value from big data.
The Information Pioneers Speaker Series will feature industry leaders who have successfully built and grown organizations around extracting insights from data.
Ion Stoica is the co-founder and CEO of Databricks. He is also a Professor in the EECS Department at University of California at Berkeley. In 2006, he co-founded Conviva, a startup to commercialize technologies for large scale video distribution. Ion does research on cloud computing and networked computer systems. Past work includes the Dynamic Packet State (DPS), Chord DHT, Internet Indirection Infrastructure (i3), declarative networks, replay-debugging, and multi-layer tracing in distributed systems. His current research focuses on resource management and scheduling for data centers, cluster computing frameworks, and network architectures. He is an ACM Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001).