Databricks for Python developers

This section provides a guide to developing notebooks and jobs in Databricks using the Python language.

Python API

The API that provides a Python interface to Apache Spark is PySpark. These links provide an introduction to and reference for PySpark.

Visualizations

Databricks Python notebooks support various types of visualizations using the display function.

You can also use the following third-party libraries to create visualizations in Databricks Python notebooks.

Interoperability

This section describes features that support interoperability between Python and SQL.

Tools

In addition to Databricks notebooks, you can use the following Python developer tools:

Libraries

Databricks runtimes provide many libraries. To make third-party or locally-built Python libraries available to notebooks and jobs running on your Databricks clusters, you can install libraries following these instructions: