Saturday, 11th July 2020

Databricks invests in Amsterdam

European Development Centre part of expansion programme.

Databricks prepares to invest over 100 Million Euros over the next three years to support its European expansion in Amsterdam. The European Development Center is an engineering hub for development and innovation of the company’s Unified Data Analytics Platform. The company has grown its engineering team in Amsterdam 3x in the past two years.

“As a very pro-business and innovative country, the Netherlands welcomes the Databricks investment in Amsterdam,” said Henny Jacobs, Executive Director of the Americas for the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, which assisted with the expansion. “The company’s growth is a testament to its ability to attract a skilled workforce that wants to live and work in a vibrant city like Amsterdam, as well as Dutch infrastructure like our world-class broadband network.”

Databricks launched in Europe two years ago with just a few employees and is expected to grow to 200 employees by the end of the year. Making the Move to Amsterdam shares how one Databricks engineering employee made the move from San Francisco to Amsterdam among several members of the engineering team to lead the Billing Infrastructure and Usage team.

“We’ve built a strong engineering team in Amsterdam that plays an integral role in the development of our product. We’ve been lucky enough to attract not only local talent, but high caliber talent from around the world in our European Development Center,” said Ali Ghodsi, co-founder and CEO at Databricks. “Our investments in Amsterdam over the next three years will support our mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems, and continuing to build a top notch engineering squad in Amsterdam is integral to our success.”


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