Learn about upcoming Databricks releases.
Databricks plans to remove JDK 8 and JDK 11 support with the next Databricks Runtime version, when Spark 4.0 releases.
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. At first, only new workspaces on new accounts will be enabled.
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
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.
Databricks Runtime plans to upgrade the sqlite-jdbc version from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 in all Databricks Runtime maintenance releases. The APIs of version 184.108.40.206 are not fully compatible with 220.127.116.11. Confirm your methods and return type use version 18.104.22.168.
If you are using sqlite-jdbc in your code, check the sqlite-jdbc compatibility report.
Starting on July 10, 2023, Databricks will force-migrate all Databricks SQL content (dashboards, queries, alerts) to the workspace browser. Visit My Queries, My Alerts, and My Dashboards and look for any un-migrated queries, alerts, or dashboards, which will have a checkbox on the lefthand side. When a box is checked, a Migrate button will appear that allows you to migrate multiple assets at a time. If no action is taken, your Databricks SQL content (dashboards, queries, alerts) will be moved to your user folder. Admins should ensure that all objects without a valid active owner are updated to have one. Starting on September 10, 2023, we will delete all unmigrated objects without a valid owner. See Migrate queries, dashboards, and alerts.
Admins can use the following API to retrieve a list of object IDs for unmigrated objects: