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Announcing our partnership with Databricks

Why we're excited to partner with Databricks to power the next generation of analytics workflows

For a while now, Databricks has been one of the most requested data sources in Hex, and today we’re excited to announce our partnership and integration!

For those unfamiliar with Databricks: they’re the folks behind Spark, and more recently have been pioneering the concept of a “Data Lakehouse Platform", which combines the reliability, strong governance, and performance of data warehouses with the openness, flexibility, and machine learning support of data lakes.

We’re kindred spirits in a way: in the same way that Databricks is more than a data warehouse, we like to think of Hex as much more than a data notebook. It’s a data workspace, which combines the best of data notebooks with supercharged features like quick data connections, multiplayer collaboration, and interactive app-building into an experience that is more than the sum of its parts.

Hex 🤝 Databricks

Users can now connect to Databricks in their Hex projects in just a few clicks, making it easy to query data without needing to handle usernames, passwords, or private keys.

Configuring a new Databricks connection

Doing more with your data

Once connected, you unlock all the wonderful Hex features that make it the most delightful tool for exploring your data. Use SQL, Python, and R together to query and interact with Databricks data in whichever language you prefer. It’s a polyglot’s dream come true.

With the Databricks integration, the future for sophisticated data workflows in Hex has never been more exciting. With Databricks + Hex, you can:

  • Build an interactive dashboard to track user churn over time, with adjustable input parameters to hone in on a specific demographic
  • Collaborate with teammates in real-time on a market basket analysis using SQL and share a published app with findings with nontechnical stakeholders
  • Combine real-time user behavior data in Databricks with historical batch data in a persistent data warehouse to build a dashboard for predicting clicks from specific users
  • ...and much, much more!

Looking ahead

We’re so excited to partner with Databricks to power the next generation of analytics workflows. Over the coming weeks and months, you can look forward to more updates from our ongoing partnership that are focused on unlocking more powerful use-cases (including those rooted in ML and AI) and making the experience for our joint users as delightful as can be.

If you’re interested in trying out a data experience that is more than the sum of its parts, sign up for a free account on Hex today 👇