Databricks Announces Microsoft Azure Government Availablity as Public Preview

Databricks | July 15, 2020

Databricks Announces Microsoft Azure Government Availablity as Public Preview
Databricks, the data and AI company, today announced that Azure Databricks is now on Azure Government as a public preview. Databricks is used by organizations worldwide as an open platform for data engineering, machine learning and analytics. This preview complements Azure Databricks security and compliance for high-impact data analytics and AI across a wide range of use cases. From personalized healthcare and education to space exploration and energy research, Azure Databricks enables organizations to accelerate new innovation while minimizing risk.

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Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB to look out for ordinary American consumers, and take on big banks and shady financial institutions that scam customers. During its first six years on the job, the Bureau stood up for working families, obtaining almost $12 billion in relief for more than 29 million Americans, handling more than 1.2 million consumer complaints, and putting rules in place to make mortgages safer and fairer for homeowners. 1 It held Wells Fargo accountable for the bank’s egregious fake-accounts scandal. It brought landmark fair lending cases to stop redlining and other discriminatory practices. Wall Street and the financial industry have armies of lobbyists at their beck and call – the CFPB was there to deliver results for American consumers.

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Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB to look out for ordinary American consumers, and take on big banks and shady financial institutions that scam customers. During its first six years on the job, the Bureau stood up for working families, obtaining almost $12 billion in relief for more than 29 million Americans, handling more than 1.2 million consumer complaints, and putting rules in place to make mortgages safer and fairer for homeowners. 1 It held Wells Fargo accountable for the bank’s egregious fake-accounts scandal. It brought landmark fair lending cases to stop redlining and other discriminatory practices. Wall Street and the financial industry have armies of lobbyists at their beck and call – the CFPB was there to deliver results for American consumers.

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