Unleashing the Power of Databricks Intelligence Platform to Transform Businesses Globally

Life Sciences & Healthcare

February 14, 2024

In the delicate realm of healthcare and life sciences, Databricks is the beacon illuminating the path to transformative insights and innovation.


It’s a data-driven world! However, businesses face an ongoing challenge of analyzing and utilizing large amounts of data to make informed decisions. That being said, many IT companies have risen to the occasion to provide state-of-the-art solutions for data processing, analysis, and machine learning. Among these leading competitors is Databricks, a healthcare data platform.

Databricks has gained enormous popularity across companies of all sizes since its inception. Founded in 2013 by the creators of Apache Spark, Databricks has proven to be a powerful open-source data processing platform.

In this blog, we will explore how Databricks is helping IT companies foster innovation and drive transformative change.

Key Features & Benefits

Databricks’ unified healthcare data intelligence platform includes data engineering, data science, and business analytics. It facilitates enhanced collaboration and empowers teams to extract valuable insights from their data.

Here are the key features & benefits of the Databricks Lakehouse platform:

  • Unified Data Platform: Databricks’ centralized platform eliminates communication barriers and fosters cross-functional collaboration, streamlining the coordination between data engineers, data scientists, and business analysts. This simplicity enhances the effectiveness of data-driven projects and ensures their success.
  • Advanced Data Analytics: Databricks data intelligent platform supports numerous programming languages, including Python, R, SQL, and Scala, enabling data scientists to develop and use complex machine learning models. With its extensive analytics frameworks and capabilities, this data management platform serves as a one-stop shop for all data science initiatives.
  • Real-time Collaboration: Databricks facilitates collaborative teamwork by allowing multiple team members to work simultaneously on the same project. This real-time communication shortens project timelines and encourages creativity.
  • Scalability: Powered by Apache Spark as its underlying framework, Databricks inherently supports distributed computation. In simpler terms, as data volumes grow, Databricks effortlessly scales to accommodate increasing workloads, ensuring optimal performance and quick data processing.
  • Data Engineering: Databricks empowers data engineers to build and automate data pipelines, making it easier to ingest, purify, and convert data from multiple sources. The platform’s Data Lake capabilities offer a solid foundation for processing and storing a variety of datasets.
  • Cost Efficiency: Databricks provides a cloud-based business model that enables organizations to avoid significant upfront infrastructure costs. Moreover, its pay-as-you-go pricing model ensures that businesses only pay for the resources they use.


Use Cases of Databricks Across the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry

As an open and collaborative platform, Databricks helps healthcare and life sciences organizations accelerate R&D and improve patient outcomes. Below, we highlight some key use cases:


  • Predictive Analytics for Disease Outbreaks: Healthcare organizations leverage Databricks to analyze large datasets, including patient records, epidemiological data, and environmental factors, to forecast disease outbreaks and trends. This real-time analysis enables public health organizations to respond effectively to potential epidemics and proactively implement preventive measures based on identified patterns and correlations.
  • Genomic Analysis & Precision Medicine: Databricks plays a crucial role in analyzing genetic data for individualized medicine. Researchers can leverage the platform to process and analyze genomic sequences to uncover genetic markers associated with the disease. Databricks’ scalability and support for bioinformatics tools simplify this complicated study, facilitating the development of personalized therapeutic regimens tailored to an individual’s genetic profile.
  • Drug Discovery & Development: Life sciences companies leverage Databricks to accelerate the drug discovery process. By analyzing massive datasets containing details on molecular structures, chemical properties, and clinical trial findings, this technology accelerates the discovery of potential medication candidates, predicts their efficacy, and streamlines the drug development process.
  • Clinical Trial Optimization: Databricks optimizes clinical trial design and facilitates participant recruitment. Leveraging patient demographics, historical clinical trial data, and health records, Databricks assists in accelerating study completion and obtaining more precise findings by identifying the most suitable participants.
  • Healthcare Fraud Detection: This healthcare data platform empowers healthcare providers and insurers in preventing fraud and abuse. Through meticulous analysis of claims data, Databricks identifies unusual trends and anomalies. The platform’s strong analytics capabilities enable real-time fraud detection, effectively mitigating financial losses and ensuring accurate claims processing.
  • Remote Patient Monitoring & Wearables Data: In an era where wearable technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) play an increasingly significant role in healthcare, Databricks facilitates the integration and analysis of data from remote patient monitoring. This empowers healthcare practitioners to monitor patients’ vital signs, activity levels, and medication compliance in real-time, enabling more proactive treatments and improving patient outcomes.
  • Radiology & Medical Imaging: Databricks empowers the efficient processing and analyzing of significant volumes of medical imaging data, spanning X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. Through AI-driven algorithms, it accelerates image interpretation, discovers anomalies, and increases diagnostic rigor in radiology workflows.
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) Analysis: Databricks analyzes electronic health information, enabling healthcare organizations to unlock insights into patient populations, therapeutic outcomes, and healthcare resource utilization. These insights drive enhanced clinical decision-making, resource allocation, and the creation of improved healthcare policies.
  • Patient Outcome Prediction: Databricks integrates clinical data, patient history, and other essential information to enable predictive modeling to forecast medical outcomes. This empowers healthcare professionals to improve patient care and reduce readmission rates by identifying high-risk patients in need of additional treatment.
  • Drug Safety Monitoring: Pharmaceutical post-market surveillance is crucial to ensure patient safety. Databricks makes it simpler to examine reports of adverse occurrences and identify potential drug and medical device safety concerns.

Hexaware-Databricks Partnership Benefits: Advancing Data Innovation and Efficiency

The ability to efficiently scale data engineering and AI/ML solutions on enterprise-scale cloud data workloads has a significant influence on today’s organizations. Hexaware, as a Databricks partner with strong capabilities, is enabling these organizations to leverage the advantages of a  cloud-based, unified data analytics platform.

Benefits of the Hexaware Databricks partnership include:

  • Providing proofs of concept for the Azure and AWS Databricks lab setup.
  • Seamlessly integrating with systems like Talend and Informatica.
  • Streamlining the automation of evaluating the effects of moving current R and Python code to run on Databricks.
  • Effortlessly automating code conversion.
  • Designing templates for PySpark conversion code.
  • Licensing Databricks consultants as a group.
  • Developing programs to enable technology adoption and sales efforts.
  • Building frameworks within Databricks for data ingestion and processing for leading clinical trials & commercial services company.

Hexaware’s Amaze® cloud platform for data & AI  facilitates a quick and secure migration of analytical workloads from legacy on-premises data warehouses, including Oracle DB, SQL Server, Teradata, Exadata, Netezza, and more, into the Databricks environment.

The Amaze® platform ensures seamless business continuity throughout the transition to Databricks through the following steps:

  • Setting up the environment, architecture, and design for a smooth transition.
  • Accelerating computation and transformation in a distributed Hadoop environment powered by PaaS.
  • Authoring capabilities of Azure Data Flow’s simple Spark-based ELT (in private preview).
  • Incorporating SSIS jobs or SQL scripts within the Data Factory or SQL Server to make the migration of data management jobs easier.
  • Delivering data processing integration to ensure governance and configuration of the Scala and PySpark sandbox.
  • Establishing, automating and leveraging ML solutions to enhance data processing capabilities.
  • Accelerating the adoption of cloud-native services such as EMR and HDInsight to optimize performance and scalability.


Databricks has become a game-changer in data analytics and processing, offering IT organizations a single platform to effectively manage the challenges associated with handling large data and advanced analytics. Thanks to its scalable architecture, collaborative features, and support for several programming languages, Databricks emerges as an ideal choice for organizations across many industries. As businesses continue to produce and gather enormous amounts of data almost every day, Hexaware’s cloud platform Amaze® in collaboration with Databricks plays a critical role in supporting data-driven decision-making, fostering innovation, and propelling businesses into a more competitive and perceptive future.

Unlock the potential of your data. To learn more, explore Hexaware-Databricks partnership capabilities here.

About the Author

Mayank Srivastava

Mayank Srivastava

Senior Management Trainee

After completing his MBA, Mayank joined Hexaware, where he currently plays a pivotal role in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Team. Leveraging his prior experience as an IT engineer, he brings a unique perspective, contributing innovative ideas to the development and implementation of cutting-edge policies associated with digital transformation at Hexaware.

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