Cloudwick Modernizes Global Healthcare R&D on AWS with Databricks

Cloudwick Completes Bimodal Transformation for Global Healthcare Provider

Newark, CA – February 17, 2016 – Cloudwick, the leading provider of bimodal digital business services and solutions, announced that a Global 1000 healthcare organization that delivers innovative software and consulting services and electronic health record (EHR) system support selected it for its data science transformation needs.

To become a digital enterprise, the leading Global Healthcare Provider turned to Cloudwick to architect and engineer its next generation R&D lab. The CIO wanted to accelerate time-to-discovery by moving the organization’s 20-year-old data center R&D lab from on-premise to AWS so that data scientists could analyze data at scale and develop new products and services faster.

Additionally, the Chief Data Scientist and team had evaluated all available modern analytic platforms and selected Databricks as its next-generation data and analytics platform. The Databricks platform greatly decreased the complexity of managing Spark and also provided the data scientists with the Databricks Notebooks that simplified data discovery and R&D.

Cloudwick provided the company with a business and technology plan to securely migrate the on-premise data to Amazon Web Services (AWS), securing the cluster to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Protected Health Information (PHI) compliance, and integrating Databricks Spark so its data scientists could run predictive analytics. Spark provides results quickly, allowing the company to reach more precise and accurate answers as well as develop better products and services for patients, doctors and hospitals.

“The challenge for most healthcare data scientists is not Spark because Databricks simplifies implementation, administration and data science with notebooks. Their challenge is how to set up, migrate and manage HIPAA and PHI sensitive data in the cloud,” said Mani Chhabra, Cloudwick CEO. “Cloudwick is one of the few AWS Partners that has the expertise to build, operate and manage Databricks platforms on AWS that meet HIPAA and PHI regulatory compliance.”

The benefits the company now realizes after working with Cloudwick and Databricks include a modern HIPAA and PHI compliant digital business infrastructure on AWS that eliminates the previous on-premises solution. Additionally, with Spark, the organization’s data scientists can rapidly develop new insights, products and services for doctors and hospitals to improve patient care. Working with Cloudwick, this Global Healthcare Provider has successfully transformed its R&D department into a next-generation bimodal digital business, gaining competitive advantage from faster time to new product and service release.

About Cloudwick

Cloudwick is the leading provider of bimodal digital business services and solutions to the Global 1000. Its offering, Cloudwick One®, includes solutions such as business intelligence modernization, data science, big data pilot-to-production, IoT and mobile application development, cloud, data pipeline and more, enabling data-driven enterprises  to gain competitive advantage from open source, big data, cloud and advanced analytics. For more information, visit



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Cloudwick Announces Databricks QuickStart Services for Enterprise Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Spark Summit – June 15, 2015 Cloudwick, the leading enterprise open source systems integrator, announced at Spark Summit today a complete portfolio of QuickStart services designed to deliver competitive analytics advantage to data scientists and the enterprise in 30 days or less. Data scientists, analysts and IT can now gain competitive big data advantage from analytics powered by Cloudwick and Databricks.

Cloudwick Enterprise QuickStart Services for Databricks

With more than $100 million in AWS big data cloud under management for the enterprise, Cloudwick has the experience and expertise required to design, engineer and manage secure data pipelines from on-premise and IoT to the Databricks Cloud. Cloudwick offers the enterprise data scientist, analyst and engineer with these Databricks QuickStart services:

  1. Databricks Analytics QuickStart: Cloudwick consultants work with data scientists and enterprise IT to securely architect and engineer Databricks Cloud on AWS and develops up to two (2) analytics Notebooks using either Databricks or Tableau visualization. Engagements vary from 2-4 weeks with fixed price packages starting at $24,000.
  1. Databricks IoT QuickStart: Cloudwick consultants work with data scientists and enterprise IT to securely architect and engineer an IoT data pipeline for the Databricks Cloud and develop one (1) analytics Notebook using either Databricks or Tableau visualization. Engagements are four (4) weeks with a fixed price of $50,000.
  1. Databricks Pipeline QuickStart: Cloudwick consultants work with data scientists and enterprise IT to securely architect and engineer a data pipeline using one (1) on-premise data source to the client’s Databricks cloud. Engagements vary from 1-4 weeks with fixed price packages starting at $12,000.
  1. Databricks Use Case QuickStart: Cloudwick consultants set-up a 1-week Databricks Cloud Analytics sandbox with up to 16 hours of remote consulting. Engagements are one week with a fixed price of $15,000. An optional 2-day on-site training for up to 10 professionals is available for an additional $25,000.

“Working with Cloudwick’s Databricks QuickStart program, data scientists and IT can now turn any enterprise data into competitive advantage in less than 30 days,” said Mani Chhabra, Cloudwick CEO. “Cloudwick powers Bank of America, Visa, Home Depot, 3M and more than 40 leading data-driven enterprises and the Databricks Cloud is the solution that data scientists are looking for to drive their big data analytics.”

“Cloudwick’s QuickStart service portfolio makes it possible for data scientists and IT to securely architect, engineer and manage big data pipelines from on-premise data sources like Hadoop, Cassandra, Teradata, Netezza and other traditional enterprise data sources to Databricks for advanced analytics,” said John Tripier, head of business development at Databricks. “Additionally, Cloudwick’s Databricks IoT QuickStart makes it possible for data professionals and IT to develop advanced analytics in 30-days by using the power of Spark and Databricks.”

Learn more about Cloudwick’s Databricks service offering download the datasheet or meet them at the Spark Summit June 15-17 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

About Databricks

Databricks was founded by the team that created and continues to drive Apache Spark, the most active open source project in the Big Data ecosystem. Apache Spark is a powerful open source data processing engine built for speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. Databricks’ vision is to dramatically simplify big data processing and free users to focus on turning data into value. Databricks Cloud is a hosted end-to-end data platform on AWS powered by Spark. It enables organizations to seamlessly transition from data ingest through exploration and production. Databricks is venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz and NEA. For more information, visit

About Cloudwick

Cloudwick ( is the leading open source systems integrator to the Global 1000 specializing in big data professional, contracting, and managed services. As a certified systems integration partner to Databricks, Cloudera, Hortonworks, DataStax and AWS, our Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL administrators, developers and data scientists build, operate, monitor and manage on-premise and cloud big data systems for leading enterprises including 3M, Bank of America, Comcast, Home Depot, Intuit, JP Morgan, NetApp, Target, Visa, Walmart and more.