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Databricks appoints Vinod Marur as SVP of Engineering

Marur will lead the global engineering team at Databricks

February 23, 2021  by CM Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — Databricks, the Data and AI company, announced the appointment of Vinod Marur as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Marur will lead the global engineering team at Databricks, helping the company accelerate innovation and continue to scale the Databricks Lakehouse platform for exponential growth.

“Vinod’s innovative, problem-solving spirit and enthusiasm for developer platforms is an incredible fit for Databricks and we are excited to be welcoming him to the team,” said Ali Ghodsi, CEO and Co-Founder of Databricks in a prepared statement. “His extensive experience leading some of the industry’s most dynamic engineering teams brings a wealth of knowledge that will allow us to continue innovating rapidly at an even greater scale.”

Databricks recently raised US$1 billion at a US$28 billion valuation, set to help the company scale as it builds an open, modern lakehouse cloud platform that can support all data-driven use cases, from BI to AI. As the lakehouse platform becomes the architecture of choice for data-driven organizations around the world, Marur’s expertise, relentless customer focus and true platform mindset will prove invaluable.

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“I am thrilled to be joining Databricks at such an exciting point in the company’s trajectory,” said Marur. “Opportunities to build a platform with this impact potential only come along so often. The work Databricks is doing to pioneer the lakehouse platform across the industry is a true reflection of the innovation factory that it is and will continue to be. I am honored to be part of the journey with this team.”