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Quantiphi Talks ‘Enormous’ Gen AI, Google Cloud, Databricks Momentum

Mark Haranas

Google Cloud and AWS all-star AI partner Quantiphi explains customers’ generative AI demand, Databricks’ acquisition of MosaicML and Google’s new Premier Partner badges.

Artificial intelligence channel superstar Quantiphi is seeing an “enormous explosion” of new customer opportunities in the red-hot generative AI market thanks to massive investments from the world’s largest cloud companies, including Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

“We are seeing just an enormous explosion of opportunities at the top of the funnel with gen AI,” said Asif Hasan, co-founder and CEO of Quantiphi, which is a major AWS and Google AI partner.

“We started the business 10 years back with an AI-first mindset. We were early. It was painful,” said Hasan. “Then the market has slowly converged around what we were hoping and attempting to do. For us, now is the perfect moment to say, ‘We now have a team of about 4,000 people. And with the generative AI capabilities that we built, we can continue to scale and be a bigger force in the market.’”

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The Marlborough, Mass.-based company won AWS’ prestigious ML/AI Partner of The Year award in 2022, while also receiving Google Cloud’s North America Breakthrough Partner of the Year award in 2021. With such top-notch AI expertise, Quantiphi knows where the generative AI market is heading.

Databricks’ Acquisition Of MosaicML

Last month data lakehouse specialist Databricks struck a deal to acquire generative AI platform company MosaicML for $1.3 billion. The goal is to provide customers with the ability to build, own and secure generative AI models with their own data.

Databricks and MosaicML have an incredible opportunity to democratize AI and make the lakehouse the best place to build generative AI and LLMs [Large Language Models],” said Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi last month.

Quantiphi is already leveraging both Databricks and MosaicML’s offerings and believes the merger could be a huge win for a key element of generative AI: open source.

“There will be a need for an open-source ecosystem where enterprises can take these AI models, fine-tune them and make them their own,” said Hasan. “Any development on the open-source front is something that we can be very excited about. So this combination of MosaicML with DataBricks is a great idea.”

In an interview with CRN, Quantiphi’s Hasan talked about the new Google Cloud Premier Partner badges the company plans to earn, the benefits of Databricks’ acquisition of MosaicML and what customers are demanding from generative AI today.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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