Databricks doubles down in India with staff hires, new R&D hub

Data lakehouse provider Databricks is doubling down its investments in India and plans to increase its headcount in India by at least 50% while opening a new research and development (R&D) hub in Bengaluru, a senior company official said.

“We are investing big time in India as it is one of the key markets for the company and therefore we plan to grow our 250-strong workforce in India by at least 50% in 2023,” said Anil Bhasin, vice president of India and South Asia at Databricks.

Currently, the Databricks’ India division, which started operations in 2019, mirrors the global organization in skills and the staff is distributed among divisions such as sales, solutions architecture, delivery, channel focus, customer support, and marketing.

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