What’s coming?

Learn about upcoming Databricks releases.

Google Data Studio (Looker Studio) integration

Usage of the Databricks Connector for Data Studio and the transfer of information received from Google APIs to any other app will adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.

JDK8 and JDK11 will be unsupported

Databricks plans to remove JDK 8 support with the next major Databricks Runtime version, when Spark 4.0 releases. Databricks plans to remove JDK 11 support with the next LTS version of Databricks Runtime 14.x.

Automatic enablement of Unity Catalog for new workspaces

Databricks will soon start to enable Unity Catalog automatically for new workspaces. This removes the need for account admins to configure Unity Catalog after a workspace is created. Rollout will proceed gradually across accounts.

New charts and chart improvements

Databricks plans to add new charts to the SQL editor, SQL dashboards, and notebooks. This change will bring faster chart rendering performance, improved colors, and faster interactivity. See New chart visualizations in Databricks

Favorites functionality

Databricks plans to enable favorites functionality in the workspace. You’ll be able to save content such as notebooks, dashboards, experiments, and queries to a list of favorites, and then access your favorites from the homepage.

sqlite-jdbc upgrade

Databricks Runtime plans to upgrade the sqlite-jdbc version from 3.8.11.2 to 3.42.0.0 in all Databricks Runtime maintenance releases. The APIs of version 3.42.0.0 are not fully compatible with 3.8.11.2. Confirm your methods and return type use version 3.42.0.0.

If you are using sqlite-jdbc in your code, check the sqlite-jdbc compatibility report.